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NYSERDA seeks proposals to create Advanced Building Consortium

ALBANY - New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is seeking proposals from qualified researchers to establish and operate an Advanced Building Consortium in New York State -- an organization made up of experts in the building trades working together to make buildings more energy efficient and cheaper to construct. 

Funding of up to $7.5 million is available to develop and run this consortium for five years. 

The consortium would help create and demonstrate new products and methods in the state's building market. The work would help promote new technology to increase building energy efficiency, resiliency and reduce construction and operating costs. 

This project also supports the Build Smart NY initiative to increase energy efficiency in state buildings by 20 percent in seven years by strategically accelerating priority improvements in energy performance, which will save millions of dollars for taxpayers and create thousands of jobs while significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

"Tremendous innovation is occurring in building systems and technologies, which is accelerating Governor Cuomo's agenda to improve energy efficiency and advance our clean-energy economy," said John Rhodes, President and CEO, NYSERDA. "The Advanced Building Consortium will look at all facets of the industry, from the materials used to construct buildings to the heating and power systems used to keep them inhabitable, in an effort to reduce energy use and building cost." 

Proposals are due March 20 and the consortium is expected to have a working organization in place before the end of 2014. 

For more information on the Advanced Building Consortium solicitation, see NYSERDA.NY.GOV/PON2630