DOE Offers $9M to Advance Use of its Energy Efficiency Tools
The Energy Department announced $9 million to encourage investments in energy-saving technologies that can be tested and deployed in offices, shops, restaurants, hospitals, hotels and other types of commercial buildings.
This funding opportunity encourages building owners and occupants to demonstrate widely-applicable and self-sustaining approaches that make building efficiency improvements easier. Examples include:
- Green leases that help building owners and lessees save money and equitably align the costs and benefits of efficiency investments between building owners and tenants.
- Use of Department-developed energy modeling software to better identify and predict a building’s energy performance. The goal is to show how energy efficiency can result in lower energy bills and reduce overhead.
- Assist lenders in obtaining better access to data and information resources that demonstrate the cost-effectiveness of investing in energy efficiency projects.
This funding opportunity seeks to support 5-10 projects that will increase energy savings in commercial buildings by advancing the use of tools, solutions and resources the Department has developed to help commercial building owners, managers and professionals overcome barriers to efficiency.
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