Buildings and Efficiency

Building Technologies Office

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) advances building energy performance through the development and promotion of efficient, affordable, and high-impact technologies, systems and practices.  The long-term goal of the Building Technologies Office is to reduce energy use by 50%, compared to a 2010 baseline.  To secure these savings, research, development, demonstration, and deployment of next-generation building technologies are needed to advance building systems and components that are cost-competitive in the market.  DOE develops, demonstrates, and deploys a suite of cost-effective technologies, tools, solutions, best practices, and case studies to support energy efficiency improvements in commercial buildings.  DOE also spearheads the Better Buildings Challenge, a public-private partnership committed to a 20% reduction in commercial building energy use by 2020.

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