**The 2018 deadline for this opportunity has passed or the internal application slot has been granted. Updated information will be posted when the next funding cycle opens.**


DOE Building America Industry Partnerships and Research Priorities for High Performance Housing Innovation Solicitation

Program Summary 

With this FOA, RBI will select building science project teams in 2018 for the Building America Program to accelerate energy performance improvements in existing and new residential buildings using an integrated building systems approach, and achieve optimal home energy performance. These Building America teams will work with industry partners and real world homes to develop and validate technologies and practices that achieve optimal energy and cost performance while effectively managing related risks (e.g., indoor air quality and moisture durability). Building America seeks to fund projects with a high potential for significant impact. Successful applicants will present a relevant problem statement, compelling hypothesis, and effective research question(s) to be answered or technology/practice to be developed/validated with the proposed project.


Internal Competition Deadline: 11:59pm MST May 21, 2018

Sponsor Letter of Intent Deadline: 3:00pm MST May 25, 2018

Sponsor Application Deadline: 3:00pm MST June 11, 2018

Internal Application Requirements (all in PDF format)

  • Up to 2-page project summary
  • Up to 2-page curriculum vitae
  • Up to 1-page budget overview: a basic budget outlining project costs is sufficient; detailed OCG budgets are not required.

To access the online application, visit: https://colorado.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/home/4200


There are no special eligibility requirements.

Limited Submission Guidelines

Applicants may submit only one full application for each topic area of the FOA.

Topic Areas include:

  1. Topic 1 – Baseline In-situ Fault Analysis in Residential Comfort Systems
  2. Topic 2 – Integration of Advanced Residential Envelope and HVAC Systems
  3. Topic 3 – Gap Analysis of Building Industry Standard Practices

Award Information and Duration

Award Amount: $300,000 - $1,000,000

Number of Awards: 10-20

Project Period: Up to 36 months.

The cost share must be at least 20% of the total allowable costs.