DOE Announces $1.6 Million Funding Program for Fenestration Attachments

November 13th, 2013 by Editor

The Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) has announced it will fund up to $1.6 million to develop a program for its Certification of Rating and Attachments for Fenestration Technologies (CRAFT).

“The FOA’s objective is to develop a program that creates a consistent set of energy performance-based rating and certification standards and program procedures, oversees the implementation of rating, certification, labeling and performance verification procedures, and develops and maintains a publicly available, searchable electronic database of fenestration attachment product performance. The successful awardee performance will be based on its ability to achieve these objectives for the products identified as priorities in the application. The energy performance data and the associated labeling will enable consumers and building professionals, such as architects, to make comparisons among products easily and will encourage the installation of energy-efficient fenestration attachments. The rating and certification program resulting from this FOA is expected to drive market adoption of fenestration attachment products,” according to a BTO statement.

Window film is included in the list of interior and exterior fenestration attachment types.

The submission date for concept papers is December 5, 2013 at 5 p.m. EST. The submission deadline for full applications is February 5, 2014 at 5 p.m. EST. Click here for more information about the rating program and how to apply, or visit the DOE website.

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