WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the launch of its new Buildings Crowdsourcing Community website. Administered by DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the new site, http://buildings.ideascale.com, is designed to help technology innovators collect, share, and evaluate input from customers and other stakeholders about next-generation building technologies.

Innovators including start-ups, designers, buildings scientists, and students can use the website to share ideas that could develop into new energy efficient technologies for homes and buildings. Those interested in participating can register through the ORNL Buildings Crowdsourcing Community or they can vote on their favorite entries. The best ideas will be recognized during DOE’s Building Technologies Office Industry Day hosted at ORNL in September.

The ORNL Buildings Crowdsourcing Community is now accepting new idea submissions, comments, and votes. The website will stay open until May 31 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Site members and users can still view the submissions, comments, and votes after May 31, but participation on the site will end after the submission timeframe expires.

To learn more about the ORNL Buildings Crowdsourcing Community, visit http://buildings.ideascale.com.

Publication date: 3/9/2015

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