PATH - A Public Private Partnership for Advancing Housing Technology

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Funding Resources

PATHCoRP grants will stimulate the development of innovative housing technologies that can be rapidly introduced into new products designed to further PATH's goals.

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
Federal program that provides approximately $1 billion annually to American small businesses for early-stage R&D projects.

Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)
Joint program of the National Science Foundation and several U.S. states and territories to promote the development of states' science and technology resources through partnerships involving universities, industry, government, and the Federal R&D enterprise.

U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficient Building Equipment and Envelope Technologies
Through this solicitation, the Department of Energy seeks applications on behalf of the Office of Building Technology Programs in DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for innovative technologies that have the potential for significant energy savings in residential and commercial buildings. DOE is seeking to support projects that are advancing energy efficient equipment, envelope and whole building technologies. The research and development areas of interest are as follows: Whole Buildings - Building Performance and Zero Energy; Lighting - Light Sources and Ballasts, Lighting Controls, Luminaries and Distribution Systems, and Lighting Impacts; Space Conditioning Equipment - Energy Conversion Efficiency, and Distribution, Storage, Control and System Integration; Building Envelope - Building Materials and Envelope Systems, and Windows; and Appliances. Solicitation estimated to be released on or about February 28, 2003.

U.S. Department of Energy - Sensors, Controls, Telemetry
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Idaho Operations Office (ID) is seeking applications for cost-shared research, development and demonstration of innovative sensor, control, automation and wireless technologies that will reduce energy consumption, minimize environmental impacts, and enhance economic competitiveness in U.S. industrial manufacturing. This solicitation addresses two separate topics: 1.Crosscutting sensors and controls, 2.Industrial wireless telemetry. Proposals are due March 31, 2003.

Associations and Groups

AHAM - Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers
Represents the manufacturers of household appliances and products/services associated with household appliances.

American Iron and Steel Institute
Description of the goals and activities of this civil engineering membership organization.

APA - The Engineered Wood Association
A non-profit trade association providing information on structural wood products and their related construction applications.

Rich source of information, with over 300,000 pages of Building Material Information including Specs and CAD Details.

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
Description of this national association devoted exclusively to the merit shop philosophy.

GAMA - Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association
National trade association whose members manufacture appliances, components and related products used in connection with space heating, water heating and commercial food service. In addition to gas-fired appliances, GAMA's scope includes certain oil-fired and electrical appliances.

National Association of Home Builders Research Center (NAHB RC)
A wholly-owned subsidiary of the NAHB and a research and development leader in the home building industry.

NAIMA - North American Insulation Manufacturers Association
Trade association of North American manufacturers of fiber glass, rock wool, and slag wool insulation products. NAIMA members manufacture the vast majority of fiber glass, rock and slag wool insulations produced and used in North America.

National Association of Manufacturers
Trade association dedicated to supporting the manufacturing industry.

National Concrete Masonry Association
Online resources for the concrete and masonry industry.

Manufactured Housing Institute
Description of the activities of the institute as well as specific information for consumers, developers, building practitioners, and the media on all aspects of manufactured housing.

MHRA - Manufactured Housing Research Alliance
A leader in PATH research on manufactured homes.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
U.S. Department of Energy's premier laboratory for renewable energy research & development.

Portland Cement Association
Find the latest information from PCA on concrete homebuilding, including technical briefs, home plans, case studies, and publications.

Product Development and Management Association (PDMA)
Volunteer-run organization with a mission to improve the effectiveness of people engaged in developing and managing new products.

The Association for Manufacturing Technology
Trade association dedicated to supporting and enhancing the activities of American manufacturers.

Content updated on 8/8/2006

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