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Building Energy Efficiency Through Innovative Thermodevices (BEETIT)

Open Date: 03/02/2010

Close Date: 05/24/2010

Funding Organization: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000289


The purpose of this amendment is to request full applications to the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0000288 with a deadline for submission of Monday, May 24, 2010 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time. Earlier submissions are encouraged. The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is a new agency of the Department of Energy. ARPA-E was authorized by the America COMPETES Act (PL 110-69) and charged with the mission to fund projects that will develop transformational technologies that reduce Americas dependence on foreign energy imports; reduce U.S. energy related emissions, including greenhouse gases; improve energy efficiency across all sectors of the U.S. economy; and ensure that the United States maintains its leadership in developing and deploying advanced energy technologies. Initially funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (PL 111-5), ARPA-E aims to support the development of high risk/high payoff applied science and technology innovations that will have a positive disruptive impact on the energy landscape.

Buildings consume 40% of the primary energy in the United States, and account for 72% of the nation's electricity use and 55% of the nation's natural gas use. The objective of this funding opportunity announcement is to develop energy efficient cooling technologies/air conditioners (AC) for buildings to reduce GHG emissions from:

  • Primary energy consumption due to space cooling
  • Refrigerants used vapor compression systems.

ARPA-E seeks innovative research and development approaches to increase energy efficiency and reduce emissions due to cooling of buildings by:

  • Development of cooling systems that use refrigerants with low global warming potential of less than or equal to 1
  • Development of energy efficient air conditioning (AC) systems for warm and humid climates to increase the coefficient of performance (COP) of ventilation load cooling by greater than or to 50%
  • Increased efficiency of hot climate vapor compress ion AC systems for re-circulating air loads by increasing the COP by greater than or equal to 50%.

For more information, see the full solicitation.

Last updated: 04/30/2010

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.