Oct. 29, 2007: DOE Announces $44 Million to Develop Net-Zero-Energy Homes
From fiscal year 2008 to 2012, DOE plans to award $40 million to the Building Science Corp., IBACOS, the Consortium of Advanced Residential Buildings, and the Building Industry Research Alliance, as well as a consortium of academic and building industry leaders. DOE is also awarding $4.1 million to two regional building technology application centers that will accelerate the adoption of new and developing energy-efficient technologies. The two centers, located at the University of Central Florida and Washington State University, will serve 17 states, providing information and training on commercially available energy-efficient technologies.
This funding is part of Building America, a DOE-sponsored private and public partnership that conducts research to find energy efficiency solutions for new and existing housing. Building America combines the knowledge and resources of industry leaders with the DOE’s technical capabilities. Together, they have the aim of developing affordable net-zero-energy homes by 2020.
For more information on Building America, visit www.eere.energy.gov/buildings/building_america/.
Publication date: 10/29/2007