August 7, 2017
Dept. of Energy selects UTRC building efficiency project

Department of Energy announces Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) funding awards.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Building Technologies Office (BTO) announced it is investing up to $15.8 million in 13 projects that will drive innovation in early-stage research and development for advanced building technologies and systems that will serve as a foundation for future technological developments and reductions in building energy consumption.

The outcomes and advancements of these selected technologies will ultimately result in improving the efficiency of our nation's buildings and will help American consumers and businesses save energy and money on their utility bills.

UTRC was named one of the six heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) projects selected: United Technologies Research Center (East Hartford, Connecticut) will develop and validate a high-efficiency compressor based roof-top air-conditioning system that uses a sustainable, nontoxic, nonflammable, and high-efficiency refrigerant.

For more information on the program, please see the DOE press release.

Contact: Laura Stevens, (860) 610-1653

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