The Building America Solution Center supports a suite of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) labeling programs designed to aid construction of comfortable, healthy, durable, and energy efficient homes. Click on the program logos below to find detailed guides to help you install and specify the measures in each program's checklists.
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|Only a select group of the top builders in the country meet the high performance requirements of the DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program. The Zero Energy Ready label shows that builders have achieved an extraordinary level of excellence. These homes are so efficient that with the installation of a renewable energy system, they offset all or most of their annual energy consumption. Learn More about the program.
|ENERGY STAR Single-Family New Homes are designed and built to standards well above most other homes on the market today, delivering energy efficiency savings of up to 30 percent when compared to typical new homes. A new home that has earned the ENERGY STAR label has undergone a process of inspections, testing, and verification to meet strict requirements set by the EPA, delivering better quality, better comfort, and better durability. Learn More about the program.
|Indoor airPLUS helps builders meet the growing consumer preference for homes with improved indoor air quality. Indoor airPLUS builds on the foundation of EPA's ENERGY STAR requirements for new homes and provides additional construction specifications to provide comprehensive indoor air quality protections. Learn More about the program.
|The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) WaterSense® checklist provides links to technical guides that align with measures included in the EPA WaterSense New Home Specification. The numbers and titles of this checklist follow the same order and numbering of those in the EPA WaterSense Labeled New Home Inspection Checklist. Learn More about the program.