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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 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.

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On February 10, 2020, the Building Technologies Office awarded $26.3 million to 40 competitively selected projects, led by 29 organizations, to pursue innovations that can advance the goals of BTO's Advanced Building Construction (ABC) with Energy-Efficient Technologies and Practices activities. 

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.

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The Building America Program conducts applied research and development in residential buildings. Building America projects are led by U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories and expert building science teams in partnership with leading industry players (e.g., builders, contractors, and manufacturers).

Building America: Making Real Progress for U.S. Homes

DOE’s Building America Program conducts innovative housing research on energy efficiency to benefit the residential building industry and the...

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