The EIFS Industry Members Association applauds the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Program on its intent to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement for the development of innovative clean energy technologies for buildings that can be market-ready within five years of the award.

The program is seeking innovative energy savings ideas through mechanical systems and building envelope technologies. The timing of the Notice of Intent will allow for potential applicants to begin developing the potential partnerships and engage in all positive research and planning that will be needed to meet the requirements of the application for the program. The Notice of Intent states, “BTP’s goal is to create marketable technologies and design approaches that address energy consumption in existing and new buildings.”

“EIFS is proven to reduce energy costs more than other exterior claddings systems, while also offering design flexibility. Simply put, EIFS can help accomplish both the short and long term goals of businesses and homes,” said David Johnston, executive director of EIMA. “Due to the energy efficiency of EIFS, it may be possible in new construction to specify lower-capacity heating and air conditioning equipment without sacrificing anything in terms of interior comfort.”

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