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EERE Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0001117: Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovations

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), invests in high-risk, high-value research, development and deployment in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. EERE, through the Building Technologies Office (BTO) is issuing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001117, entitled “Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovations”.  The FOA seeks to develop technologies, techniques, and tools for making buildings more energy efficient, productive, and affordable. BTO's strategic goal is to significantly improve the energy efficiency of new and existing buildings to reduce national energy demand and allow the nation to work toward greater energy independence and a cleaner environment.

With this FOA, EERE anticipates selecting and funding 1 to 4 building science teams in 2015 for the Building America Research Program. Selected teams will conduct applied Research and Development (R&D) in real world houses, develop and implement solutions to three inter-related core technical challenges which are necessary to meet the program goals for both new and existing homes. Core technical challenges include: A) high performance, low risk building envelope assemblies and systems to achieve low heating and cooling loads; B) optimal comfort systems (HVAC and distribution) for low-load homes; and C) high performance ventilation systems and indoor air quality strategies for low-load homes

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Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline:

In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk &/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@go.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in a late submission:

In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission that results in a late submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk &/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@go.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues (including finalizing the submission on behalf of and with the Applicant’s concurrence). DOE will only accept late applications when the Applicant has a) encountered technical difficulties beyond their control; b) has contacted the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance, and c) has submitted the application through eXCHANGE within 24 hours of the FOA’s posted deadline.

The Building America informational Webinar is scheduled to be held on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 3:00pm EST. Standard application questions regarding the EERE Office and FOA procedures will be discussed.  Please register at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/598800209

For questions and answers pertaining to the content of this FOA, please reference 'DE-FOA-0001117_FAQs' in FOA Documents 

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001117, Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovations (Last Updated: 11/17/2014 04:34 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001117 FOA Webinar Slides (Last Updated: 11/21/2014 12:40 PM ET)
  • List of References FOA 0001117.pdf (Last Updated: 11/24/2014 04:19 PM ET)
  • Frequently Asked Questions for DE-FOA-0001117 (Last Updated: 11/3/2014 09:45 AM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Full Application

  • SF 424 - Application for Financial Assistance (Last Updated: 11/10/2014 07:19 AM ET)
  • EERE 159 Budget Justification (Last Updated: 11/10/2014 07:20 AM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 12/12/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/4/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 3/2/2015 5:00 PM ET – 3/6/2015 5:00 PM ET