The U.S. Department of Energy funds R&D to help commercial builders, businesses, and homeowners reduce energy use through energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Learn about DOE programs for buildings, how to use efficient and renewable energy in buildings, and access information resources and financial incentives. See also DOE programs and resources for homes.
Programs and Initiatives
Building Technologies Office
Funds research and technology to reduce commercial and residential energy use.
Better Buildings brings innovative approaches to improve the efficiency of the nation's homes and buildings by challenging leaders, expanding financing options, showcasing sustainable business models and enhancing workforce training.
Building Energy Codes Program provides information on national model energy codes and promotes stronger energy codes for commercial buildings.
Better Buildings Alliance brings together industry representatives to find solutions that minimize the energy use and environmental impact of commercial buildings. The Alliances focus on Retailers, Hospitals, Higher Education, and Commercial Real Estate.
Commercial Building Initiative works with commercial builders and owners to reduce energy use and optimize building performance, comfort, and savings.
Solid-State Lighting works with industry to advance the development and market introduction of solid-state lighting.
Appliances and Commercial Equipment Standards develops test procedures and minimum efficiency standards for residential appliances and commercial equipment.