The Energy Department’s Building America program provides practical guidance and research to assist housing professionals transform our nation’s housing stock into energy-efficient, state-of-the-art models for businesses and homeowners. Applying building-science solutions will improve energy performance and quality of new and existing homes.
With more than 120 participants, the Energy Department’s Better Buildings Challenge is making America more sustainable by transforming how organizations improve energy performance at facilities throughout the country all while saving money and creating jobs.
Autodesk has translated EnergyPlus’ 600,000 lines of computer code into C++, one of the world’s most popular programming languages. The change increases accessibility of EnergyPlus to many more developers, who can customize their own programs to identify potential energy savings in buildings throughout the country.
The Energy Department's Building Technologies Office partners with national laboratories, industry, and universities to advance research, development, and commercialization activities for projects expected to reach the marketplace in five years or less.
The Energy Systems Integrations Facility (ESIF) at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado received a LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum designation for new construction.
This year’s Solid State Lighting Market Introduction Workshop, to be held November 13-14 in Portland, Oregon, will include expert guidance from industry leaders and the Energy Department's national laboratories.