U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Building Technologies Office – Tools & Resources
Better Buildings Neighborhood Program partners have been working to develop energy efficiency markets in their communities for both residential and commercial buildings. In the process, they have learned a great deal about effective programming and have found the following tools and resources useful to help build their programs.
Learn how energy efficiency upgrade programs across the United States are using innovative financing mechanisms, high-demand promotions, tailored contractor training, and more to drive the number of building upgrades through a holistic, whole-home approach. Read the case studies.
Numerous tools and resources are available online for both the commercial and residential energy efficiency sectors. For more information, visit our Resource Directory page.
Guidance Documents and Reports
Marketing and Driving Demand
Financing and Incentives
Partnering with Utilities
For Commercial Buildings
Emissions and Equivalency Calculators
DOE regularly hosts webcasts to assist program administrators in running energy efficiency programs. These webcasts highlight examples of successful programs and innovative approaches. View the upcoming schedule and presentations from past webcasts.
The Better Buildings Neighborhood Program periodically holds workshops as an opportunity to bring program partners together to share experiences and discuss what's working in energy efficiency upgrade programs.
Grant Administration Resources
Additional resources have been designed specifically for Better Buildings grant recipients, such as the Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Grant Recipient Management Handbook. Learn more about the resources designed for grants administration.