DOE Challenge Home has played a vital role in market transformation, disseminating proven innovations from Building America research into the market with a voluntary label that recognizes leading-edge builders who apply advanced technologies and best practices. This Top Innovation recognizes Challenge Home contributions to the expansion of the high-performance home market.

Hundreds of leading-edge builders across the country signed on to DOE’s Builders Challenge and more than 14,000 homes earned the label. These homes are saving homeowners over $10 million a year in utility bills. The DOE Challenge Home will build on this progress with a much more rigorous set of guidelines that establish a national definition for Zero Net-Energy Ready performance. Read about this Top Innovation.

See an example of a DOE Challenge Home. Find case studies of Building America builders across the country that are taking the Challenge.

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