Building America

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program has been a source of innovations in residential building energy performance, durability, quality, affordability, and comfort for more than 15 years. This world-class research program partners with industry (including many of the top U.S. home builders) to bring cutting-edge innovations and resources to market.

We invite you to take a look at our technical reports, guidelines, and other resource materials to learn more about our homes and projects that have been a part of the Building America program.

The Building America Solution Center also provides residential building professionals with access to expert information on hundreds of high-performance design and construction topics.


Highlights focused on integrated whole-house building approaches from our various residential and multifamily projects.

In-depth explorations of key building components and systems.

Specialized construction techniques for distinct building components.

How-to guides highlighting mechanical system optimization, advanced framing, air sealing, insulation basics, and more.