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Improving the Energy Efficiency of Residential Buildings

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The Building Technologies Office (BTO) collaborates with the residential building industry to improve the energy efficiency of both new and existing homes. By developing, demonstrating, and deploying cost-effective solutions, BTO strives to reduce energy consumption across the residential building sector by at least 50%.

Research and Development

  • Conduct research that focuses on engineering solutions to design, test, and build or upgrade homes through Building America.

  • Produce Climate-Specific Handbooks for residential builders to illustrate industry best practices.

Market Stimulation

Building Codes and Equipment Standards

Get Informed, Get Involved

  • Partner with DOE to improve the energy efficiency of residential buildings. Home builders, governments, researchers, and universities have several opportunities to work with the Building Technologies Office and other DOE projects.

  • Take action to save energy at home. Learn how to build or buy an energy-efficient new home; improve or remodel your existing home; and quick tips for saving energy at home today.

  • About BTO's Residential Program: Learn more about what the Residential Program does to improve home energy efficiency.