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DE-FOA-0001409: Request for Information (RFI) - Building Sensor and Control Technologies

The United States (U.S.) Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) is seeking information from the public on sensor and control technologies that can be used within residential and commercial buildings to monitor and optimize energy performance and occupant comfort, as well as support energy-related transactions outside the building envelope. In particular, BTO is interested in the current state-of-the-art in sensor and control technologies, forthcoming research and development (R&D) advances that could reduce cost or improve performance, and the potential market implications of improved building energy management.

There are five categories in which BTO is seeking additional information:

Multi-purpose Plug-and-Play Sensor Packages

Virtual Sensors and Predictive Models

Sub-metering, Continuous Commissioning, and Automated Fault Detection & Diagnostics

Occupant-Centered Sensing and Controls

Other (does not fit in one of the above categories)

Eleven questions are presented, representing various aspects of information that are important for DOE to collect, such as: state of the art, metrics, qualitative criteria, R&D status, cost, market types, possible opportunities, improvements, and market barriers.

The full RFI can be accessed by clicking the link under the "FOA Documents" heading below.

This is solely a Request for Information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications and will not respond to questions. Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to no later than 5:00pm (ET) on October 31, 2015


  • Request for Information (RFI) DE-FOA-0001409 - Building Sensors and Control Technologies (Last Updated: 9/17/2015 11:48 AM ET)

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  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD