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DOE Challenge Home

Since 2008, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Builders Challenge program has recognized hundreds of leading builders for their achievements in energy efficiency—resulting in over 14,000 energy efficient homes and millions of dollars in energy savings. The DOE Challenge Home — an ambitious successor to the Builders Challenge program — represents a whole new level of home performance, with rigorous requirements that ensure outstanding levels of energy savings, comfort, health, and durability. This same great program has a new name to reflect our goals:  Zero Energy Ready Home.

Zero Energy Ready Home logo.

Look for the Label

The DOE Challenge Home label is the symbol of excellence for new homes. Learn what's behind this new level of performance .

The label for a DOE Challenge Home, with the DOE Challenge Home logo on the left half, and other info on the right half: the headline 'A Symbol of Excellence' with comparison bars for different criteria, including Healthful Environment, Comfort Plus, Advanced Technology, Ultra Efficient, Quality Built, and Durability. The bars compare a DOE Challenge Home to an ENERGY STAR home and existing home.

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