Department of Energy Announces Scaling Up the Next Generation of Building Efficiency Packages Funding Awards.

Sentient is a Key Partner in one of five projects selected for the DOE’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) Initiative to Improve the Efficiency of the Nation’s Commercial Buildings.

DOE’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) announced it is investing more than $3 million in five projects to improve the efficiency of the nation’s commercial buildings. “Commercial buildings consume almost 20% of all energy within the United States,” said David Nemtzow, director of the Building Technologies Office. “Research and development focusing on these innovative technology packages will uncover key interactions between commercial building systems that can improve our nation’s commercial building stock and cut energy bills for American businesses. It’s an excellent partnership among U.S. businesses, universities, and the Department of Energy.”

Sentient Buildings is a Key Partner for a project called “A Systems Approach to Achieving Deep Heating Savings through Measurement, Management and Motivation”. This project, led by Steven Winter Associates, proposes to validate the heating and occupant-based savings in existing multifamily units using “smart” and connected wireless thermostatic radiator valves.

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