Building America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes

Building America Top Innovations. Recognizing top innovations in building science.

Innovations sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program and its teams of building science experts continue to have a transforming impact, leading our nation's home building industry to high-performance homes. Building America researchers have worked directly with more than 300 U.S. production home builders and have boosted the performance of more than 42,000 new homes. Learn more about Building America Top Innovations.

2013 Top Innovations

New Top Innovations are awarded annually for outstanding Building America research achievements. Learn more about the 2013 Top Innovations recently awarded by selecting a category or award recipient below.

Next Generation Advanced Framing

Next Generation Advanced Framing

Advanced Technologies and Practices

Buried and Encapsulated Ducts

Buried and Encapsulated Ducts

Advanced Technologies and Practices

Furnace Blower Performance Improvements

Furnace Blower Performance Improvements

Advanced Technologies and Practices

High-Efficiency Window Air Conditioners

High-Efficiency Window Air Conditioners

Advanced Technologies and Practices

Zero Energy-Ready Single-Family Homes

Zero Energy-Ready Single-Family Homes

House as a System Business Case

Exterior Rigid Insulation Best Practices

Exterior Rigid Insulation Best Practices

Effective Guidance and Tools

Window Replacement, Rehabilitation & Repair

Window Replacement, Rehabilitation & Repair

Effective Guidance and Tools

Quality Management System Guidelines

Quality Management System Guidelines

Effective Guidance and Tools

Building America Solution Center

Building America Solution Center

Effective Guidance and Tools

Standardized Data Sharing System (HPXML)

Standardized Data Sharing System (HPXML)

Infrastructure Development

2012 Top Innovations

In 2012, DOE identified more than 30 game-changing building achievements from the years 1995 through 2012 as Building America Top Innovations Shining a light on these accomplishments will guide the industry in its move toward more energy-efficient, healthier, and durable homes. See past awards.