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Builders Challenge - Credibility. Impact. Resources.

The Builders Challenge is helping to change the face of home energy efficiency by promoting the technical pathways to cost-effective, high performance home construction, and by recognizing the industry leaders who maximize home energy performance.

National partnerships with leading green building programs, including NAHB's National Green Building ProgramTM, USGBC's LEED for Homes program, and MASCO's Environments for LivingĀ®, enable builders to easily get multiple certifications and the recognition and differentiation they deserve for building the most durable, comfortable, and energy-efficient homes on the market.
Research programs and third-party verifiers, including DOE's Building America, RESNET, and Southface ensure that the best whole-house energy solutions developed in the laboratory are translated and installed properly in the field.

Real estate, utility, local government, financial, educational, manufacturing, and media partners create a network of locally available support to make it happen where it counts!

"The E-Scale is the coolest thing to come out. It gives a benchmark for improvement. It gives consumers an MPG for homes. In our rural markets people live in their houses longer and are very conscious of their energy use. They buy our houses because they are energy efficient, green, sustainable."
Tom Wade, Principal, Artistic Homes, Albuquerque, NM

Statistics October 2010
Number of Homes that Meet the Builders Challenge 3,972
Number of Registered Builders 635
Number of Manufacturer, Program, Resource, and Verifier Partners 535
Total Estimated Annual Energy Savings (MMBTU/yr) 141,077
Total Estimated Annual Energy Savings ($/yr) $3,402,391
Annual Estimated CO2 Savings (tons) 14,724

The following people can offer more information about Building America.

George James
New Construction
Office of Building Technologies
EE-2J / Forrestal Building
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20585-0121
(202) 586-9472

Terry Logee
Existing Homes
Office of Building Technologies
EE-2J / Forrestal Building
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C., 20585-0121
(202) 586-1689

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