The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) successes in technology cost reduction, highly efficient methods and materials, construction planning, and practices to save energy in homes, have huge energy-saving potential. Explore EERE's buildings and homes success stories below.

October 22, 2019

Economic Dispatch of Combined Heat & Power System in Upstate New York

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory recently completed preliminary testing of its promising Economic Dispatch.

March 13, 2019

EERE Success Story—Making Precast Concrete Façades with 3D-Printed Molds

With BTO and AMO funding, ORNL developed the technology to manufacture the precast concrete panels that make up the façade of the Domino Sugar Site A

September 26, 2018

EERE Success Story—South Carolina Facilitates Energy Efficiency Financing for Public Buildings Reducing Costs to Taxpayers

With the help of a DOE State Energy Program competitive award, the South Carolina Energy Office created the Palmetto Energy Efficiency Retrofits.

June 5, 2018

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EERE Success Story—Idaho Leads by Example by Reducing Energy in Rural Communities

OEMR utilized Petroleum Violation Escrow funds under the authorization of the Energy Department’s State Energy Program.

November 1, 2017

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EERE Success Story—Using Advanced Modeling Tools to Make More Efficient Fans

The Energy Department’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) is researching opportunities to make homes safer and more efficient through SBIR.

September 13, 2017

EERE Success Story—Driving Innovation in the Commercial Building Sector

Energy Department’s Commercial Buildings Integration (CBI) program leads research and development efforts to accelerate innovation in the energy s

July 20, 2017

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EERE Success Story—3 Ways Hawaii is Becoming More Energy Efficient

Hawaii is making significant progress on energy efficiency. By 2030, the Aloha State wants to decrease its electricity consumption statewide by 30%.

April 19, 2017

EERE Success Story—Energy-Efficient Windows are Saving Americans Billions of Dollars

For the past 40 years, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) has been partnered with the window industry to help save American consumers money in e...

December 22, 2016

EERE Success Story—Sowing the Seeds for Improved Home Energy Efficiency in Florida

A common obstacle to accelerating American investment in home energy efficiency is the up-front cost of home energy upgrades and other sustainable ...

December 13, 2016

EERE Success Story—Aeroseal and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Develop Technology to Find and Fill Building Energy Leaks

Many residential and commercial buildings leak air like sieves, wasting up to 40% of their heating and cooling energy. The primary reason for this energy loss is gaps and holes that exist in buildings’ air ducts. Getting an airtight seal on every con...