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Recovery Act - Training Program Development for Commercial Building Equipment Technicians, Building Operators, and Energy Commissioning Agents/Auditors

Open Date: 06/29/2009

Close Date: 09/01/2009

Funding Organization: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000118

Summary:

The Department of Energy's (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), on behalf of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE's) Building Technologies Program, is seeking applications for projects that focus on developing training programs for various building specialists. The programs shall use existing curricula or develop new training curricula for their course content.

The Building Technologies Program intends to award a number of cooperative agreements through this Funding Opportunity Announcement to develop training programs for implementation upon completion of awarded project(s). Curricula, certification requirements, and accreditation standards for training on energy efficient practices and technologies advancing industry expertise towards DOE's net-zero energy commercial building goals are sought. Training programs are needed for three types of commercial building specialists: equipment technicians, operators, and energy commissioning agents/auditors. The objective is to enable the development of a workforce that can bring existing commercial buildings up to their energy performance potential and to help ensure that new commercial buildings do not fall below their expected optimal level of performance.

For more information, see the full solicitation.

Last updated: 08/04/2009

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.