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Technical Collaborations for U.S. Building Technologies Industries


The Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Research and Integration Center (BTRIC) at ORNL offers technical collaboration opportunities for industry to leverage facilities, capabilities, and expertise to overcome technical challenges.

BTRIC’s technical collaboration program provides a unique opportunity for U.S. building technology industries to gain access to ORNL’s expertise through a publicly announced call for proposals. Proposals can be submitted at any time in response to a notice of opportunity announcement posted in Federal Business Opportunities, supported and in agreement with DOE’s Building Technologies Office (BTO). Announcements will be issued annually and remain open for 12 months from the initial date of release, contingent upon funding. Collaborations are short-term (approximately 3-24 months) focused projects with industry providing at least 20 percent of the total project funding. The intent is to increase the in-kind cost share from 20% to 50% in the future, and the timing will be determined and approved by BTO.

Technology areas of interest:

  • HVAC, water heating, and appliances
  • Windows and building envelope
  • Solid-state lighting
  • Building energy modeling
  • Sensors and controls
  • Grid-interactive efficient buildings (GEB)
  • Residential building integration
  • Commercial building integration