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
“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
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