Federally Funded Programs Related to Building Energy Use: Overlaps, Challenges, and Opportunities for Collaboration

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As energy efficiency in buildings continues to move from discreet technology development to an integrated systems approach, the need to understand and integrate complementary goals and targets becomes more pronounced. Whether within Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Technologies Program (BTP), across the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), or throughout DOE and the Federal government, mutual gains and collaboration synergies exist that are not easily achieved because of organizational and time constraints. There also cases where federal agencies may be addressing similar issues, but with different (and sometimes conflicting) outcomes in mind. This report conducts a comprehensive inventory ... continued below

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Cort, Katherine A.; Butner, Ryan S. & Hostick, Donna J. October 1, 2010.

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As energy efficiency in buildings continues to move from discreet technology development to an integrated systems approach, the need to understand and integrate complementary goals and targets becomes more pronounced. Whether within Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Technologies Program (BTP), across the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), or throughout DOE and the Federal government, mutual gains and collaboration synergies exist that are not easily achieved because of organizational and time constraints. There also cases where federal agencies may be addressing similar issues, but with different (and sometimes conflicting) outcomes in mind. This report conducts a comprehensive inventory across all EERE and other relevant Federal agencies of potential activities with synergistic benefits. A taxonomy of activities with potential interdependencies is presented. The report identifies a number of federal program objectives, products, and plans related to building energy efficiency and characterizes the current structure and interactions related to these plans and programs. Areas where overlap occurs are identified as are the challenges of addressing issues related to overlapping goals and programs. Based on the input gathered from various sources, including 20 separate interviews with federal agency staff and contractor staff supporting buildings programs, this study identifies a number of synergistic opportunities and makes recommends a number of areas where further collaboration could be beneficial.

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  • Report No.: PNNL-19942
  • Grant Number: AC05-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/1000153 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1000153
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc829149

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Cort, Katherine A.; Butner, Ryan S. & Hostick, Donna J. Federally Funded Programs Related to Building Energy Use: Overlaps, Challenges, and Opportunities for Collaboration, report, October 1, 2010; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc829149/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.