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Building America: Bringing Building Innovations to Market

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Learn about how this world-class research program can help the U.S. building industry promote and construct homes that are better for business, homeowners, and the nation.


The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Building Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled, "Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation.” This FOA is expected to be posted to EERE Exchange in late 2014 (calendar year).

Selected teams will conduct applied R&D in real world houses to demonstrate market-relevant strategies that will lead to 40% energy savings in existing homes by 2030 and 50% savings in new homes (over International Energy Conservation Code 2009) by 2025. Learn more.

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program has been a source of innovations in residential building energy performance, durability, quality, affordability, and comfort for nearly 20 years. This world-class research program partners with industry (including many of the top U.S. home builders) to bring cutting-edge innovations and resources to market.

For example, the Solution Center provides expert building science information for building professionals looking to gain a competitive advantage by delivering high performance homes. At Building America meetings, researchers and industry partners can gather to generate new ideas for improving energy efficiency of homes. And, Building America research teams and DOE national laboratories offer the building industry specialized expertise and new insights from the latest research projects.