HUD Funding for New Building Technologies
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew Cuomo todayannounced grants totaling nearly $1.1 million for six industry projects that promise new orimproved energy-saving and homebuilding technologies within 18 months. The grants are funded through the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing(PATH), which is managed by HUD. The research and development grants will fundfurther development of technologies such as roofing that cools and generates electricity,walls that snap together, super insulating panels created from coal power industry by-products, large-sized insulated steel forms for high-performance concrete foundations and walls, and system engineering building techniques that cut costs and improve the quality of rural and inner-city housing. Companies receiving grants are located in Berkeley and Torrance, California; Littleton,Colorado; Norwalk, Connecticut; Atlanta, Georgia; and Auburn Hills, Michigan.
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