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Notice of Intent: Certification and Rating of Attachments for Fenestration Technologies (CRAFT)

Open Date: 10/21/2013

Close Date: 10/21/2013

Funding Organization: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0001015

Summary:

NOTICE OF INTENT: The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Building Technologies Office (BTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled "Certification and Rating of Attachments for Fenestration Technologies (CRAFT)." The purpose of this Notice is to provide potential applicants advance notice of the proposed upcoming FOA. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE Exchange in FY14. Please do not respond or submit questions in response to this Notice of Intent.

Internal analysis from the Building Technology Office's Prioritization Tool shows that energy-efficient window (fenestration) attachments are cost-effective and, with increased market penetration, have the potential to save nearly 800 TBtu per year by. As a result, BTO has developed a strategy to catalyze rapid deployment and installation of energy-efficient fenestration attachments. The FOA's objective is to develop a third-party program that creates a consistent set of energy performance-based rating and certification standards and program procedures, oversee the implementation of rating, certification, labeling, and performance verification procedures, and develops and maintain a publicly available, searchable electronic database of fenestration attachment product performance. A third-party rating, certification, and labeling program would enable consumers to distinguish among energy-efficient attachment products and models. The underlying data would assist architects and engineers in better understanding the energy impact of a particular product choice. The intended FOA will address this need by providing the successful Awardee with four years of funding to develop a program for rating, certification, performance verification, and labeling standards for residential and commercial fenestration attachments. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE.

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Last updated: 05/16/2014

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.