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Standards and Codes

The Department of Energy (DOE) is committed to improving the energy efficiency of residential buildings in a cost-effective manner. By working with teams of researchers, industry, and organizations, DOE has developed innovative solutions to helping the United States save energy.

Appliance and Equipment Standards
  • Building professionals can find more information about energy efficient standards for appliances and equipment used in many residential structures.
  • Homeowners can see what products meet the ENERGY STAR┬« standards, and can learn more about how these products can help them save money and energy.
Building Energy Codes
  • Home builders and developers can see how building energy codes are developed, and how residential building codes can provide cost-effective solutions to reducing energy use.