Friday, May 25, 2012

Energy Savings through Improved Mechanical Systems and Building Envelope Technologies, research grant

Energy Savings through Improved Mechanical Systems and Building Envelope Technologies

Department of Energy


The synopsis for this grant opportunity is detailed below, following this paragraph. This synopsis contains all of the updates to this document that have been posted as of 03/09/2012 . If updates have been made to the opportunity synopsis, update information is provided below the synopsis.
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Document Type:Modification to Previous  Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number:DE-FOA-0000621
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Posted Date:Mar 09, 2012
Creation Date:May 24, 2012
Original Closing Date for Applications:Apr 17, 2012    Concept Paper Due 04/17/2012 Full Application Due 06/12/2012
Current Closing Date for Applications:Jun 25, 2012    Concept Paper Due 04/17/2012 Full Application Due 06/25/2012
Archive Date:Dec 31, 2012
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Energy 
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards:10
Estimated Total Program Funding:$12,000,000
Award Ceiling:$0
Award Floor:$0
CFDA Number(s):81.086  --  Conservation Research and Development
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:Yes

Eligible Applicants

Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"

Additional Information on Eligibility:

In accordance with the Cost Share Waiver granted by the Under Secretary for EERE on February 24, 2012, Recipients and subrecipients that are non-profit organizations (as defined in 10 CFR 600.3), institutions of higher education, U.S. National Laboratories, or U.S. Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) funded under this FOA are eligible for a waiver of cost share requirements. Eligible entities as listed above are not required to provide a minimum cost share in their applications. For those entities not eligible for a cost share waiver, the cost share must be at least 20% of the total allowable costs for research and development projects (i.e., the sum of the Government share, including FFRDC contractor costs if applicable, and the recipient share of allowable costs equals the total allowable cost of the project) and must come from non-Federal sources unless otherwise allowed by law. 

Agency Name

Golden Field Office


The purpose of this amendment is to extend the Full Application deadline to June 25, 2012 at 5:00pm Eastern Time. The page numbers and Table of Contents page numbers have been updated. All other parts of the FOA remain unchanged. The focus of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to develop specifically-identified technologies for buildings that are cost effective and can have a tremendous impact on energy savings overall and lead to a market-ready solution (e.g. at the commercial prototype phase) within five years of project launch. More specifically, the FOA is intended to support prototyping and optimization of proposed technologies for which proof-of-concept scientific demonstration already exists. Projects will be expected to focus on the research, development, demonstration and commercialization paths of the proposed technology while addressing any shortcomings or barriers to market entry. Projects must credibly demonstrate how the proposed technologies will meet the targets specified in the sub-topic descriptions. Projects under this FOA must be aimed at more than progress toward identified project goals; the project must be aimed at actual delivery of these project goals. Topic 1: Energy Saving Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems Subtopic 1.1: High Performance Air Source Cold Climate Heat Pumps Subtopic 1.2: Alternative Space-Heating Systems Subtopic 1.3: Next-Generation Heat Exchangers for Electric Vapor-Compression Heat Pumps and Air Conditioners Topic 2: Energy Saving Building Envelope Solutions Subtopic 2.1: High performance thermal insulation Subtopic 2.2: Advanced Roof/Attic Solutions Subtopic 2.3: Highly insulating windows The full Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is posted on the EERE Exchange website at: Applications must be submitted through the EERE Exchange website to be considered for award. The applicant must first register and create an account on the EERE Exchange website. The Users' guide for applying to Department of Energy (DOE), Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy?s (EERE) Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA) through the Exchange website can be found at Information on where to submit questions regarding the content of the announcement and where to submit questions regarding submission of applications is found in the full FOA posted on the EERE Exchange website. 

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Synopsis Modification History

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Original SynopsisMar 09, 2012

1 comment:

  1. I'd say that coal power is so much worse than the alternatives that in places where choices are available, we should choose anything but coal.