U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Building Technologies Office
Improving the Energy Efficiency of Residential Buildings
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.
Building Codes and Equipment Standards