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Building America - U.S. Department of Energy.  Research Toward Zero Energy Homes

Building America is a private/public partnership that develops energy solutions for new and existing homes. The Building America project combines the knowledge and resources of industry leaders with the U.S. Department of Energy's technical capabilities. Together, they act as a catalyst for change in the home-building industry.

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41,198 Homes Built in Building America Research Projects

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The Department of Energy launched the Builders Challenge in February of 2008. The Builders Challenge provides marketing and technical incentives to builders who commit to building homes with a 70+ E-Scale rating. Learn more about the Builders Challenge and the E-Scale.

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