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Building America Market Partnerships

This photo shows two men silhouetted against a sky shaking hands, with the frame of a building under construction in the background.The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) offers partnership opportunities, educational curricula, meetings, and webinars that help industry professionals bring research results to the market.

Zero Energy Ready Home

Through the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home (formerly DOE Challenge Home) program, the Building Technologies Office offers recognition to leading edge builders meeting extraordinary levels of excellence. represents a whole new level of home performance, with rigorous requirements that ensure outstanding levels of energy savings, comfort, health, and durability.

Learn more about the Zero Energy Ready Home program.

ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3

DOE has worked closely with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop a technology robust label for mainstream builders that ensures comprehensive building science. This is a critical first step and prerequisite to the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home.

Developing the Next Generation of Professionals

Integration of comprehensive home-performance design, engineering, and construction skills into the core curriculum of architecture and trade schools is critical to widespread development of high performance homes in the marketplace. Learn about Building America's new roadmap for constructing a comprehensive building science education portfolio to support this effort in universities and industry.

Meetings and Webinars

Successful research needs to reach the appropriate audiences in order to achieve the ultimate market impact goals. View the meetings page to learn about Building America Technical and Stakeholder events, webinars, and research team expert meetings.

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