Apply Now for New Opportunities to Improve Commercial Building Energy Efficiency

April 19, 2010

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Commercial Building Partnerships (CBP) initiative has new opportunities for commercial building owners, operators, and technical experts. Three DOE national laboratories—the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)—are managing this effort, which is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.


In support of the CBP initiative, the national laboratories are offering two new opportunities for commercial businesses. Responses to these are due by May 10, 2010.


Call for Energy-Efficient Commercial Building Projects

Commercial building owners and operators can submit planned new or retrofit commercial building projects that will achieve significant energy savings by responding to the Call for Projects. Successful applicants will receive no direct funding, but will have access to the technical expertise of both national laboratory personnel and private and public sector technical experts. An online application is available at


Request for Proposals from Commercial Building Technical Experts

Technical Expert Teams and Measurement and Verification Contractors can respond to this request for proposals (RFP). Technical Expert Teams need to provide a broad range of technical expertise including all or some of the following areas: architecture, engineering, HVAC and controls, daylighting, lighting, energy modeling, commissioning, building auditing and data collection, and cost estimation. The RFP is available at


About Commercial Building Partnerships

CBP accelerates the deployment of energy efficiency measures by teaming commercial building owners and operators (Participants) with laboratory researchers and private and public sector technical experts to provide technical expertise to Participants in the design, construction, and validation of low-energy building designs. Each CBP building project will be documented in publicly available case studies so that building owners and operators outside of the CBP initiative can adopt energy-saving practices. Learn more about Commercial Building Partnerships.