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GSBN: Of Possible Interest - PATH/NIST funding
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- Subject: GSBN: Of Possible Interest - PATH/NIST funding
- From: the black range blackrange@...
- Date: Fri, 17 Dec 1999 10:24:51 -0700
- Cc: lynne@...
Received this info about potential government funding -- if it is of
interest, check it out.
>From: "W. Laurence Doxsey" W._Laurence_Doxsey@... (by way of The
> Last Straw)
>Subject: Of Possible Interest - PATH/NIST funding
>I have enclosed an announcement for funding support in building technology
>research that may be of
> interest to some folks that you are aware of. HUD is the lead agency on PATH
>and the green building
>agenda is of definite interest in PATH. As usual most of the emphasis has
>toward highly manufactured
>approaches, but there is potential for advancing straw bale technology in
>project in my opinion.
>There is awareness and possibly some direct involvement with straw bale
> You can check the PATH website <www.pathnet.org>
>I have been out of touch with the straw SIP company in Electra, TX. Do you
> anything about their status?
>They could be candidates for this type of support if they are viable and
>PATH/NIST Technology Research Grants
> National Institute of Standards and Technology
> The Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing, in
> the National Institute of Standards and Technology, is
> from industry for research projects with potential of
> within 18 months for site-built, factory-built, and
>manufactured housing as
> well as for the upgrade of existing homes.
> NIST will select and administer the technology
> the Partnership for Advancing Technologies in Housing
> Research Program (PATH-CoRP). PATH, a White House
> initiative to integrate new housing technologies into the
> construction industry, will fund up to 70 percent of the
>projects. PATH is
> providing $1 million for the PATH-CoRP. Private sector
> commit to cost-share expenditures of at least 30
> proposed project value. At least 20 percent of the
> must be in cash. NIST expects to award approximately
> 10 of the
> cooperative agreements, ranging from $50,000 to $200,000
> "New technologies can revolutionize the American housing
> William C. Apgar, Assistant Secretary for Housing/Federal
> Commissioner, Department of Housing and Urban
> private sector can drive critical changes in housing
> systems, designs and production methods. PATH-CoRP will
> great private sector ideas and help move quality
>technologies quickly into
> the marketplace," he said.
> PATH-CoRP proposals must address at least one of the
> PATH areas of interest: (1) labor-saving processes for
> construction cycle-time; (2) enhanced worker safety and
> construction processes; (3) advanced materials and
> structural integrity; (4) advanced and innovative housing
> systems for all types of soil conditions; (5) advanced
> systems for the building envelope to control moisture in
>walls or to control
> infestation by termites and other insects; (6) new or
> incorporating traditional exterior finishes with advanced
> and (7) advanced materials and systems for interior
> walls, built-in equipment) and advanced materials and
>systems for home
> function and operation.
> In addition, all proposals must address PATH's first goal
>which is to
> reduce the monthly cost of new housing by 20 percent or
> proposals also must support at least one additional PATH
>goal. By 2010
> PATH is to decrease the environmental impact of and
>use of new
> housing by 50 percent or more and reduce the energy
>at least 15
> million existing homes by 30 percent or more; improve
> reduce maintenance costs by 50 percent; diminish by at
> 10 percent
> the risk of loss of life, injury, and property
> hazards and to reduce by at least 20 percent residential
> work illnesses and injuries.
> The PATH CoRP program is open for participation by
> non-profit industry organizations and industry-led
> Although teams are encouraged, only a single industry
> project administrator, can submit an application. Team
> include universities, state and local governments and/or
> government laboratories.
> Deadline for PATH-CoRP proposals is February 7, 2000. A
> panel of
> three independent reviewers, selected for technical
>expertise in the
> research area covered by the proposal, will review each
>entry. The panel
> will evaluate all proposals and make recommendations
> NIST Building and Fire Research Laboratory. The
> will, in turn, be approved by the NIST Grants Officer for
> all requirements as well as selected organization's
>to fulfill terms of
> the work.
> PATH is administered by the U.S. Department of Housing
> Development. In addition to HUD, federal agencies
>participating in PATH
> include U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Commerce,
> Labor and Transportation, the Environmental Protection
> Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Housing
> Board, and the White House Office of Science and
> Private sector members include leaders of the home
> manufacturing, insurance, and financial industries.
> NIST, as a non-regulatory agency of the U.S.
> Technology Administration, promotes economic growth by
> industry to develop and apply technology, measurements
> through four partnerships: the Measurement and Standards
> the Advanced Technology Program, the Manufacturing
> Partnership and the Baldrige National Quality Program.
> Applicants can submit technical questions to:
> Dr. H. S. Lew
> NIST, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, Structures
> 100 Bureau Drive, STOP 8610
> Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-8610
> Telephone: (301) 975-6060
> E-mail: hsl@...