FTI Calls for Feedback on the DOE’s Windows R&D Plan

The Façade Tectonics Institute (FTI) is working to develop a relationship with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to help shape its activities in alignment with FTI’s mission.

The Building Technologies Office (BTO) at the DOE periodically updates its multi-year planning documents that help define its future programs and research investments. BTO has a large portfolio of activities that include research and development, deployment, standards and integration with the utility grid. The planning documents help guide future public investments in these activities.

The DOE recently completed its Draft Research and Development Opportunities (RDO) assessment for windows. It is available for download on the DOE website.

The DOE is seeking input from across the glazing, window and façade industry to help fine tune and prioritize its research and development agenda. It has issued a request for information (RFI) that formalizes how it is collecting feedback on objectives, targets, tools and priorities outlined in the RDO, which is also available on the DOE website. RFI responses are due to the DOE by July 20.

FTI encourages industry professionals to review the RDO and RFI documents and respond directly to the DOE. FTI will also respond to the RFI, and has offered to collect industry responses and comments directly to incorporate under FTI’s response. The organization asks that those who respond to the DOE directly copy Katie Gould at kgould@facadetectonics.org on their response so it can track the interests of its network as expressed to the DOE.

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