Technology Research, Standards, and Codes

The Department of Energy (DOE) is committed to improving the energy efficiency of residential buildings in a cost-effective manner. By working with teams of researchers, industry, and organizations, DOE has developed innovative solutions to helping the United States save energy.

Appliance and Equipment Standards

  • Building professionals can find more information about energy efficient standards for appliances and equipment used in many residential structures.

  • Homeowners can see what products meet the ENERGY STAR® standards, and can learn more about how these products can help them save money and energy.

Building Energy Codes

  • Home builders and developers can see how building energy codes are developed, and how residential building codes can provide cost-effective solutions to reducing energy use.