Request for Information (RFI): “Research and Development Opportunities for Opaque Building Envelopes”


Funding Opportunity ID: 327518
Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0002162
Opportunity Title: Request for Information (RFI): “Research and Development Opportunities for Opaque Building Envelopes”
Opportunity Category: Other
Opportunity Category Explanation: n/a
Funding Instrument Type: Other
Category of Funding Activity: Energy
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 81.086
Eligible Applicants: Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: DOE-GFO
Agency Name: Department of Energy
Golden Field Office
Posted Date: Jun 04, 2020
Close Date: Jul 20, 2020
Last Updated Date: Jun 04, 2020
Award Ceiling: $2
Award Floor: $1
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards:
Description: DE-FOA-0002162: Request for Information (RFI): “Research and Development Opportunities for Opaque Building Envelopes”This RFI solicits feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on BTO’s opaque envelope program and its future directions and priorities. To clarify these, BTO has developed a report that is structured around five key areas of technology R&D. The report identifies current envelope characteristics, R&D opportunities, integration approaches, and implementation pathways. BTO is requesting feedback on each of these areas. BTO is also requesting feedback on planned technical objectives, technical targets, tools, overall R&D activities, and estimates of program impacts. This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications.This RFI is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA); therefore, EERE is not accepting applications at this time. EERE may issue a FOA in the future based on or related to the content and responses to this RFI; however, EERE may also elect not to issue a FOA. There is no guarantee that a FOA will be issued as a result of this RFI. Responding to this RFI does not provide any advantage or disadvantage to potential applicants if EERE chooses to issue a FOA regarding the subject matter. Final details, including the anticipated award size, quantity, and timing of EERE funded awards, will be subject to Congressional appropriations and direction.Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to no later than 5:00pm (ET) on 7/20/2020. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and no more than 10 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.Information on where to submit questions regarding the content of the Request for Information (RFI) and where to submit responses can be found in the full RFI document posted on the EERE Exchange website at
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