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Building America’s nine Retrofit Solutions teams are working on community-focused field validation and demonstration projects that will address hard-to-solve technical challenges of equitably decarbonizing the existing U.S. housing stock. Learn more.


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Building America Program has been a source of innovations in residential building energy efficiency and performance, indoor air quality and comfort, durability, quality, and affordability for over 25 years. The program leverages cutting-edge building science research to develop the solutions and best practices needed to advance energy efficiency in homes. 

Building America works closely with industry organizations, contractors, builders, program implementers, and manufacturers. DOE’s national laboratories, research teams, and subject matter experts conduct research, development, field validation, and demonstration projects. This work advances building technologies and practices to decarbonize homes while centering equity and benefits to communities. Find information about individual Building America projects: work completed prior to 2016 | work completed since 2016.





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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building America program has been a source of innovations in residential building energy performance, durability, quality, affordability, and comfort for more than 25 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. Text version of video.

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