DuPont subsidiary, Building Media Inc. (BMI) and the New Jersey Institute of Technology have teamed up to lead one of 15 research and deployment partnerships to help improve the energy efficiency of American homes.
Media Inc.(BMI) and the New Jersey Institute of Technology have teamed up to
lead one of 15 research and deployment partnerships to help improve the energy
efficiency of American homes ─ theBuilding America Retrofit
Americais an industry-driven research program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy
(DOE), designed to accelerate the development and adoption of advanced building
energy technologies in new and existing homes.
The 15 teams, appointed by theDOE, will receive a total of up to $30 million for the first 18 months to come
up with innovative energy efficiency strategies for the residential market and
address barriers to bringing high-efficiency homes within reach of all
Americans. Each team will each receive between $500,000 and $2.5 million
depending on performance.
“The BARA team will focus exclusively on
the home renovation and retrofit market, with a key focus on developing,
deploying and promoting technically sound, cost-effective measures to radically
improve home performance,” saidDouglas J. Baker, Americas
business director ─DuPont Building
Innovations. “DuPont’s BMI is uniquely qualified to lead this
team. We have leading science and expertise in developing energy-efficient
systems. Coupled with our on-line education programs, we will lead the team to
bridge the gap between research and implementation to meet the DOE’s energy
Additional BARA team members include
Steve Easley and Associates, Confluence Communications, Louisiana State
Community Partners, Institute for Business and Home Safety, and Hancock
Software, among others.
"Home energy efficiency is one of the easiest, most
immediate and most cost-effective ways to reduce carbon pollution and save
money on energy bills, while creating new jobs," said Secretary of EnergySteven
Chu. "By developing and using tools to reduce residential
energy use, we will spur economic growth here in America and help homeowners make
cost-cutting improvements in their homes."