Request for Information (RFI) - National Definition for a Zero Emissions Building: Part 1 Operating Emissions

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
January 3rd, 2024
Close Date
March 6th, 2024
Total Funding
$0.00
Award Ceiling
$2.00
Award Floor
$1.00
Expected No. Awards
0
Opportunity No.
DE-FOA-0003257

Agency

Golden Field Office (DOE-GFO)

Eligible Applicants

Unrestricted

Funding Category

Energy

Funding Instrument

Other

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Additional Information

https://eere-exchange.energy.gov

Summary

The Golden Field Office of the Department of Energy (DOE-GFO) has posted a Request for Information (RFI) titled "National Definition for a Zero Emissions Building: Part 1 Operating Emissions". This RFI is seeking feedback from various stakeholders, including industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and others, on Part 1 of a draft National Definition for a Zero Emissions Building. The goal is to develop a clear and measurable definition that will help transition the building sector to zero emissions. The Biden Administration has set ambitious goals for net-zero emissions by 2050 and a 100% clean energy electricity sector by 2035. Within the building sector, the administration aims to make zero emissions resilient new construction and retrofits common practice by 2030. Achieving these goals will require increasing efficiency, expanding clean energy capacity, and integrating buildings into a cleaner grid. The National Definition for a Zero Emissions Building will serve as a standardized and measurable basis for zero emissions buildings. It will provide designers and operators with multiple pathways to reduce building sector emissions. The current draft definition includes criteria such as high energy efficiency, absence of on-site emissions from energy use, and reliance solely on clean energy. Interested parties can access the full draft definition and submit their responses to the RFI electronically by March 6, 2024. It is important to note that this RFI is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). The DOE will consider the responses received before finalizing version 1.00 of Part 1 of the National Definition for a Zero Emissions Building. For more information and to submit responses, please visit the following link: National Definition for a Zero Emissions Building. Additional information can be found on the EERE Funding Opportunity Exchange. Please ensure your timely and thorough response to this RFI to contribute to the development of a clear and effective definition for zero emissions buildings.

Description

The purpose of this modification is to extend the public comment period for response to this RFI to March 6, 2024. This Request for Information (RFI) is soliciting feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on Part 1 of a draft National Definition for a Zero Emissions Building. Responses to this RFI will help to develop a definition that will provide a clear market signal and consistent target, backed by measurable data, that is intended to help move the building sector to zero emissions. President Biden has called for net-zero emissions, economy-wide, by 2050 and a 100% clean energy electricity sector by 2035. Within the building sector, the Biden Administration has set the goal to make zero emissions resilient new construction and retrofits common practice by 2030. Accomplishing these goals will require increasing efficiency, expanding clean energy capacity, and plugging both new and existing buildings into a grid that is rapidly becoming cleaner. Developing a broadly accepted common definition of a zero emissions building, as well as a pathway for verification, is foundational to efforts by public and private entities to transition the building sector to zero emissions. The National Definition for a Zero Emissions Building will create a standardized, consistent, and measurable basis for zero emissions buildings. The definition will act as a framework, offering designers and operators multiple pathways to influence the design and operation of buildings, thereby reduce building sector emissions. As is proposed currently, the definition of a zero emissions building is one that is: 1. Highly energy efficient, 2. Free of on-site emissions from energy use, and 3. Powered solely from clean energy Part 1 of the draft definition in full, which includes details on the criteria above, is available here: https://www.energy.gov/eere/buildings/national-definition-zero-emissions-building. This RFI aims to gather more extensive insights on the definition. DOE will consider responses to this RFI before finalizing version 1.00 of Part 1 of the National Definition for a Zero Emissions Building. Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to https://forms.office.com/g/Y0Ss3UFdL3, no later than 5:00 pm (ET) on March 6, 2024. This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications at this time.

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