The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Building Technology Office (BTO), within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), recently issued a Request for Information (RFI), identified as DE-FOA-0002160, to seek broad stakeholder input to inform the strategic direction of the DOE lighting research and development (R&D) portfolio. The goal of the RFI is to better understand how lighting research goals can be refined to reflect evolving technology needs and inform R&D activities.
According to the EERE, BTO’s Lighting R&D Program aims to drive the development of advanced lighting solutions through innovative, early-stage R&D. This research supports BTO’s overall goal to improve the energy productivity of buildings without sacrificing occupant comfort or product performance. The program is guided by the Lighting R&D Opportunities (RDO) report, which is updated annually with input gathered from the U.S. lighting science R&D community, the annual DOE Lighting R&D Workshop and ongoing engagement with lighting researchers.
Stakeholders are asked to provide feedback regarding the current state of the Lighting R&D Program, identify opportunities to improve the next RDO report and more.