Looking to improve performance of federal and commercial buildings
October 4, 2016
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a joint request for information (RFI) for next-generation building technologies in support of their respective Green Proving Ground (GPG) and High Impact Technology (HIT) Catalyst programs.
Company to collaborate with DOE to explore new ideas in smarter buildings and energy efficiency
August 17, 2016
Siemens has announced an open-technology challenge with JUMP, a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and five national laboratories. The online crowdsourcing community focuses on bridging the gap between cutting-edge building technology ideas and the marketplace.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced funding for new building technology projects led by small businesses — four of which are aimed at improving IAQ — that have a strong potential for commercialization and job creation. These awards are for $150,000 each.
Center to offer interactive demonstrations for global visitors
May 19, 2016
United Technologies announced a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new UTC Center for Intelligent Buildings in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Designed to provide visitors a new way to interact with current and emerging building technologies, the facility will also serve as the global headquarters for UTC Climate, Controls & Security.
Focuses of program include heating and cooling systems, and sensors and controls
April 28, 2016
Four U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories are joining Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to expand an online crowdsourcing community for building technologies called JUMP, which helps bridge the gap between cutting-edge ideas and the marketplace.
Partnership to enable buildings to become smarter, more efficient, and connected
April 19, 2016
Johnson Controls announced that it has joined the Cisco® Digital Ceiling community as a founding building automation partner. The Digital Ceiling framework provides a platform to deliver better user experiences through the convergence of the IT network and building technologies.
Bridging the gap between cutting-edge ideas and the marketplace
October 16, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) revealed the first-round winners of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL’s) crowdsourcing competition to advance innovative building technology ideas, and announced a new open innovation program between ORNL and four industry partners.
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