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EERE Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0001167: Buildings University Innovators & Leaders Development (BUILD) - 2015

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), DE-FOA-0001167 - Buildings University Innovators And Leaders Development (BUILD) - 2015 seeks to improve the competitiveness of American universities to conduct building energy efficiency R&D, develop strong industrial partnerships and improve manufacturing education. This FOA makes available competitive, 2-year cooperative agreements for teams at USA-based institutions of higher education to research and develop innovative building energy efficiency technologies.  Teams of engineering and business students will develop and work toward commercializing building energy-efficient technologies or approaches. Teams may develop a technology (hardware), software, or a manufacturing process with direct application to residential, multi-family and/or commercial buildings in the USA, with significant primary energy savings potential.  The link to the full FOA document is in in the FOA Documents section below.

For questions and answers pertaining to the content of this FOA, please reference DE-FOA-0001167_FAQs in FOA Documents below. 



  • DE-FOA-0001167 - Buildings University Innovators And Leaders Development (BUILD) - 2015 (Last Updated: 11/11/2014 05:58 PM ET)
  • Building Technologies Office Market Definition Calculator (Last Updated: 11/13/2014 03:10 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001167 FOA Webinar Slides (Last Updated: 11/21/2014 12:43 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001167 FAQs (Last Updated: 11/4/2014 11:58 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 06:13 AM ET)
  • EERE 159 Budget Justification (Last Updated: 11/10/2014 06:14 AM ET)
  • SF LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 11/10/2014 06:15 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 12/19/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/11/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 3/23/2015 5:00 PM ET – 3/26/2015 5:00 PM ET