DOE Seeks Applications to Establish the High-Performance Green Building Supporting Consortium

June 9, 2009

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will award a contract to a partnership of commercial building professionals and industry stakeholders to serve as the High-Performance Green Building Supporting Consortium in support of DOE’s commercialization of high-performance building technologies. DOE released a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) May 29 and will select the consortium later this year.

The consortium is an aspect of DOE’s Net-Zero Energy Commercial Building Initiative (CBI), which aims to produce market-ready, net-zero energy commercial buildings by 2025. The consortium will help DOE achieve the goals of the initiative by collecting information on current and next generation technologies for building components and systems. It will also give DOE access to its members’ technical expertise, will communicate the emergence of new technologies to the commercial building community, and will promote the demonstration of high-performance building technologies. Selection of the consortium was one of the requirements of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.

DOE will award the three- to five-year contract to a partnership that demonstrates the collective expertise necessary to move the market toward net-zero energy performance in five target markets: commercial real estate, retail, hospitals, higher education, and state/local government. Applicable partnerships will include representation from industry stakeholders as well as professional organizations or companies with specialized experience in:

  • Cooling, Heating, and Ventilation
  • Envelope Design and Construction
  • Construction Materials
  • Windows
  • Lighting
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Energy Management Systems
  • Intelligent Controls
  • Building Integrated Renewable Technologies including Photovoltaics, Solar Heating and Cooling, and Wind
  • Air Quality
  • Advanced Sensors
  • Fuel Cells

View the full FOA announcement for DE-FOA-0000105.