#953 Project Haystack Selected Among DOE’s Building Technologies Office Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Inn...

Robin Bestel Fri 15 Oct 2021

We are proud to announce today that Project Haystack is among the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) projects selected from its Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) funding opportunity announcement.

Earlier, the DOE announced nearly $83 million in funding to 44 projects that will lower Americans’ energy bills and help meet President Biden’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 by investing in new energy efficient building technologies, construction practices, and the U.S. buildings-sector workforce. 23 projects were selected under Topic Area 1: Building Technology Research, Development, and Field Validation. Project Haystack is one of two projects selected under “Energy and Demand Data, Modeling, and Analytics”.

The objective of the project is for Project Haystack to create a validation and accreditation framework for semantic metadata templates and models with associated open-source tools and deploy an accreditation system for semantic interoperability. It is expected this will lower costs, reduce installation time, improve delivered quality, and remove knowledge barriers for service implementers.

The project work plan is divided into three major technical scopes, each aligned with a budget period. The goal of the project will result in an extended ontology and suite of software tools which can be used to automatically validate semantic models of commercial facilities. This technology can then serve as the foundation for a marketing program to educate building owners on the value of specifying semantic models in their projects.


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