Building Science External Grant

GFO-22-501 – Advancing Window Retrofits and Reducing Fireplace Air Leaks to Improve Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings

Deadline: December 9, 2022 11:59 pm

Source: California Energy Commission

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Description: The purpose of this solicitation is to fund energy efficiency research to advance high-performance windows in existing commercial buildings and reduce air and energy leakage in existing residential wood-burning and gas fireplaces.  Addressing envelope retrofits in existing buildings to improve energy efficiency results in greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions and is necessary to help California meet its decarbonization goals. The goal of this solicitation is to reduce GHG emissions by reducing energy use for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC). The solicitation has two funding groups: Group 1 – High-Performance Window Retrofits for Commercial Buildings; and Group 2 – Strategies to Reduce Fireplace Air Leaks in Residential Buildings. 

Award: Group 1: $1.2M – 2.4M; Group 2: $200,000 – $238,222.

Eligibility: Solicitation is open to all public and private entities. See website for full eligibility details.

Deadline: 11:59 pm PST, Dec. 9, 2022