Pre-Proposal / LOI Deadline: 
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

 An application for the DOE EERE (energy efficiency and renewable energy), Solutions to Improve the Energy Efficiency of U.S. Small and Medium Commercial Buildings program requires strong engineering leadershipand DOE alliances to be competitive; therefore, Martha Krebs ( has agreed to be the lead in coordinating a competitive proposal from Penn State.

The Office of the Vice President for Research coordinates more than forty limited submission per year and we feel that having the expertise of the College of Engineering and specifically energy efficient buildings knowledge behind the EERE team development is the best path forward for Penn State.  Please see the call below with specific instructions for any DOE EERE team that is forming.

DOE EERE: Solutions to Improve the Energy Efficiency of U.S. Small and Medium Commercial Buildings

Notice of Intent - Due Nov. 10, 2015

DOE’s Commercial Building Innovation released a limited submissionFOA (limited to ONE lead proposal) to  fund the scale up of promising solutions to the market barriers that hinder the growth of energy efficiency in the small and medium commercial buildings and tenant spaces. The objective of this funding is to build a path for market-ready solutions to be used at scale across the United States (US) to improve commercial building energy efficiency. Proposed projects are expected to be carried out by a team that can provide 50% cost share. 

In an effort to develop to the most promising Penn State proposal, the Consortium for Building Energy Innovation (CBEI) in coordination with the Office of the Vice President for Research will coordinate the submission of the one single Penn State proposal and therefore,requests a notice of intent from investigators or teams that are interested in this proposal development.  This includes teams that are planning a Penn State-led proposal submission as well as faculty groups interested in partnering with other institutions.

The notice of intent should include:

·       Principal investigator’s name.

·       PI’s College and Department.

·       PI’s email address

·       Proposal topic/ area/ title (one to two paragraphs)

·      Additional information

Please have any interested faculty or teams submit a NOI’s to Martha Krebs ( and Edit Radone ( COB Nov. 10, 2015.

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