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The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) successes in technology commercialization and deployment, cost reduction, and better practices to save energy in homes address an important need to adopt clean, efficient, energy-saving solutions where we live. Explore EERE's success stories in homes below.

March 17, 2016
The University of Maryland used direct metal printing—a 3D printing technology—to manufacture a unique miniaturized air-to-refrigerant heat exchanger as a single, continuous piece. Image: University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Energy Engineering.
EERE Success Story—3D Printing Enables New Generation of Heat Exchangers

Three-dimensional printing is revolutionizing how we manufacture objects in almost every industry—from vehicles to medical devices to biotech. Now,...

January 16, 2015
EERE Success Story—Zero Energy Ready Home Program: Race to Zero Student Design Competition

In April 2014, twenty-eight college and university teams from the U.S. and Canada participated in the inaugural U.S. Department of Energy’s...

May 1, 2014
EERE Success Story—Tennessee: Bringing Jobs and Economic Development to Piney Flats

By tooling up a manufacturing line in Tennessee, where jobs are created, Diversified Power International, LLC is able to manufacture its product in...

August 21, 2013
EERE Success Story—Energy Efficiency Standards for Microwave Ovens Saves Consumers Energy and Updates the Social Cost of Carbon

EERE's new microwave standards will reduce carbon pollution and save consumers money on their energy bills.

August 21, 2013
EERE Success Story—New York: Weatherizing Westbeth Reduces Energy Consumption

Project provides energy savings and the improved health and safety of the residents within the building.

August 21, 2013
Massachusetts: Investments and Awareness in Home Energy Assessments, Weatherization, and Solar Lead to City Savings and Job Creation
City of New Bedford's comprehensive energy strategies have saved residents money while protecting the environment.
April 25, 2013
EERE Success Story—New Jersey: Reducing Energy Bills for Camden’s Families

Aeroseal treatment saves residents of Northgate II approximately $34,000 annually.

April 18, 2013
EERE Success Story—Washington State Energy-Efficiency Appliance Rebate Program (SEEARP) Spurs Local Economy, Promotes State-Wide Partnership

State of Washington works to save money, spur economic activity, and promote energy-efficient appliance options.

April 16, 2013
EERE Success Story—Oregon State Energy-Efficiency Appliance Rebate Program Helps Low-Income Families

Statewide program provides low-income homeowners with rebates on money-saving, energy-efficient appliances.