Energy-Efficient Housing Research Partnerships Request for Proposals Available Now
May 21, 2010
On behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America residential research program, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP). The purpose of this RFP is to select Building America research teams to develop cost-effective solutions that improve the quality and energy efficiency of new and existing U.S. homes. The deadline for submitting proposals under this RFP is June 21, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. Mountain Time.
Subject to the availability of funds, NREL anticipates awarding up to 15 Task Ordering Agreements (TOAs), each with a period of performance of approximately 4.5 years. Initial funding for Task Orders under each TOA will range from $500,000 to $2.5 million for the first year, with possible funding of up to $5 million for each subsequent year. Price participation of at least 20% will be required for each Task Order award.
For details, visit NREL’s Business Opportunities Web site.
Building America forms research partnerships throughout all facets of the U.S. residential building industry to conduct whole-systems research that will be needed to improve the efficiency of new and existing homes. These improvements are accomplished through research, technology, and simulation development on small and large scale programs, systems integration, large-scale field implementation and evaluation, and effective communication of key research results and strategies. Visit the Building America Web site for more information about the program’s residential research activities.