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Grant Funding Opportunity - GFO-19-307 - Advancing Envelope Technologies for Single Family Residential Buildings, Low-rise Multifamily Buildings, and Mobile Homes

January 28, 2020

Purpose of Solicitation

The purpose of this solicitation is to fund applied research and development, and technology demonstration and deployment projects of advanced window and building envelope systems in single family residential homes, low-rise multifamily residential buildings, and mobile homes. The objective is to reduce HVAC and/or lighting energy use and advance California’s goal of decarbonization of the building sector.


For example, by tightening building envelopes and considering new types of installation techniques, less energy would be used to heat and cool buildings, indoor conditions could be easier to regulate, and buildings could require smaller HVAC units. Also, load shifting strategies could emphasize pre-cooling buildings to avoid the afternoon ramp-up of air conditioning use, improved envelopes will be an important element to make this strategy workable.


To be eligible, projects must fall within one of the following project groups:


Group 1: Demonstrate Fenestration Advancements in Existing Low-rise Multifamily and Single Family Residential Buildings in Disadvantaged or Low-income Communities – TRL 6-9


Group 2: Develop, Test and Validate Innovative Exterior Prefabricated Envelope Packages for Low-rise Multifamily Building Retrofits – TRL 3-5


Group 3: Develop and Test Advanced Envelope Measures for Single Family Mobile Homes – TRL 3-5

Deadline to Submit Application: Submission Deadline and Time

Deadline for Written Questions - January 31, 2020, by 5:00 pm
Deadline to Submit Applications - February 28, 2020 by 5:00



Pre-Application Workshops
Date, time, and Location:

January 30, 2020
10:00 AM


California Energy Commission
Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room
1516 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

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