Charrette Participants Focus on Accelerating Technology Adoption in Buildings

May 19, 2006

On May 16, Assistant Secretary Karsner addressed more than 60 key building industry professionals, including architects, engineers, developers, homebuilders, manufacturers, retailers, energy efficiency partners, and state and local government agencies and organizations at a Building Technologies Program (BTP) charrette in Washington, DC.  Discussion centered on the opportunities and challenges with implementing increased building efficiency, and how to accelerate the adoption of high-performance, energy efficient building practices and technologies. Participants explored how to increase the use and impact of BTP technologies, tools and information, and reviewed how the Department can strengthen existing outreach and partnership opportunities to enhance deployment.  Read the BTP fact sheet for more information on program activities.