Funding Alert: DOE Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT)

This U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funding opportunity announcement will invest up to $45 million across five topic areas to research and develop high-impact, cost-effective technologies and building retrofit practices that will reduce carbon emissions, improve flexibility and resilience, and lower energy costs. BENEFIT 2022/23 will spur innovations in air conditioning, space heating, water heating; thermal and battery storage; plug loads and lighting; and the building envelope that have significant potential for equitable carbon savings, through building electrification, energy efficiency, and demand flexibility with utmost affordability at its core. The U.S. DOE is compiling a “teaming” partner list to facilitate widespread participation in this FOA for to potential applicants to explore potential partnerships.

The application deadline is February 7, 2023. For more information and to apply, visit