Transferring Building Energy Technologies by Linking Government and Private-Sector Programs

    Research output: NRELTechnical Report


    This report summarizes the results of an interlaboratory planning effort in support of the U. S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Building Technologies (OBT). The study was carried out by a Technology Transfer Advisory Group composed of representatives from DOE and four national laboratories to explore ways to improve technology transfer related to energy efficiency in buildings. As partof this effort, representatives of 22 programs and organizations were interviewed about their perceptions of the potential for transferring energy efficiency in buildings through active linking with OBT programs. The report documents technology transfer opportunities defined by these organizations. The Advisory Group concluded that OBT could pursue technology transfer linkages immediately withthe Federal Energy Management Program, U. S. Housing and Urban Development Programs, the National Association of Home Builders and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Other opportunities exist within DOE's Office of Technical and Financial Assistance, the National Appropriate Technology Assistance Service, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, and theNational Association of State Energy Officials. The Advisory Group recommended that DOE continue to explore the potential for linking with other programs and organizations chiefly involved in information and technology transfer.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages64
    StatePublished - 1990

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/TP-260-3716


    • buildings
    • EE
    • energy efficiency
    • information dissemination
    • Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI)
    • technology transfer
    • U.S. DOE


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