Whole-House Approach Benefits Builders, Buyers, and the Environment

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This document provides an overview of the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program. Building America works with the residential building industry to develop and implement innovative building processes and technologies-innovations that save builders and homeowners millions of dollars in construction and energy costs. This industry-led, cost-shared partnership program aims to reduceenergy use by 50% and reduce construction time and waste, improve indoor air quality and comfort, encourage a systems engineering approach for design and construction of new homes, and accelerate the development and adoption of high performance in production housing.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2001

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/BR-550-27745


  • BSC
  • Building America
  • Building Science Consortium
  • consortium for advanced residential building
  • DOE
  • Hickory Consortium
  • IHP
  • industrialized housing partnership
  • integrated building and construction solutions
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • NREL
  • program overview
  • residential buildings
  • systems engineering approach
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • whole-house approach


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