The official rules for the Buildings Upgrade Prize have been modified, including clarifications around the number of buildings that must be included in the Concept Plan. Please refer to the modifications by page below.

  • Page 9: Added Section 2.6 Applications Not of Interest program goal to emphasize that Concept Plans must include a building upgrade zone of more than 1 building for the full-scale initiative, include the minimum technology, and be relevant to the overall goals of the program.  
  • Page 25: Added two questions to the Team Information Questions to confirm the number of buildings and minimum technologies included in your pilot and full-scale building initiative.  
  • Page 27:  Added clarifying text to indicate Teams should describe the building upgrade zones for the pilot and full-scale building upgrade initiatives.  
  • Page 34: Updated language in Appendix A.3 for Equity-Centered Innovation Pathway teams to have the ability to split prize awards between multiple entities.  

To see a list of all modifications, refer to page 2 of the Official Rules.

You can learn more about Buildings UP during our upcoming Informational Webinar on June 13 at 2 p.m. ET. Join the U.S. Department of Energy and America-Made prize administrators as they present everything you need to know about competing in Buildings UP. This webinar will include timelines, deliverables, and prize rules, as well as a live Q&A.

In addition, you can drop by any of our upcoming Office Hours sessions (next one is June 15)  to get answers to all of your questions about the prize!