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The Building Technologies Office (BTO) collaborates with home builders, energy professionals, state and local governments, utilities, product manufacturers, educators, and researchers to improve the energy efficiency of both new and existing homes. The Building Technologies Office’s Multi-Year Program Plan for Fiscal Years 2016-2020 provides a roadmap of our strategies and goals for significantly reducing building energy use intensity.

Program Areas

Building America
Building America has been a source of innovations in residential building energy performance, quality, affordability, and comfort for over 15 years.
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Building America Solution Center
The Building America Solution Center provides access to expert information on hundreds of high-performance construction topics.
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Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®
Connecting homeowners with experienced contractors to help them understand their home energy use and identify improvements that increase performance.
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Home Energy Score
The Home Energy Score™ provides homeowners, buyers, and renters directly comparable and credible information about a home’s energy use.
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Advanced Building Construction Initiative
The ABC Initiative integrates energy-efficiency solutions into highly productive U.S. construction practices for new buildings and retrofits.
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Better Buildings Residential Network
BBRN connects energy-efficiency programs and partners to learn from one another to increase the number of homes that are energy efficient.
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Better Building Residential Program Solution Center
Explore this repository for lessons learned, resources, and knowledge from program administrators and industry experts across the country.
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Solar Decathlon
Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition of 10 contests that challenge student teams to design and build full-size, solar-powered houses.
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Zero Energy Ready Homes
DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes: The Home of the Future Today!
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