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You can increase the value of your next remodeling project by including energy efficiency improvements. Learn how with Energy Efficiency Improvements for Remodeling Projects.

Learn more about the latest developments in home appliances, including benefits, efficiency standards, and accessibility.

Innovative Products & Processes - Technology Inventory [Back to Top]

Consider using the products below to take advantage of their potential to provide one or more of the following in the homes you build: Affordability, Energy Efficiency, Quality & Durability, Environmental Performance, and Safety.

Gas Line Break Detection - Excess Flow Valves (EFVs)
High-Efficiency Refrigerators
Horizontal Axis Washer-Dryer Combination Unit
Horizontal-Axis (Front-Loading) Clothes Washers
Induction Cooktops
Kitchen Recycling Center
Universal Design Kitchen Cabinet
Vertical Axis (Top-loading) Energy-Saving Clothes Washers

Design & Construction Guides [Back to Top]

Guides for designing and building various types of construction

Energy Efficiency in Remodeling: Appliances & Lighting
Energy-Efficient Appliances: Selection and maintenance guidelines for major home appliances
Performance Reports & Case Studies [Back to Top]

Evaluation of how products and systems perform in real life applications

Bern Clothes Washer Study The small town of Bern, Kansas was selected evaluate the energy and water savings of high-efficiency, horizontal-axis washers.

Field Evaluations [Back to Top]

Evaluation of how products and systems perform in real life applications

Asdal Builders
Model reMODEL

Questions & Answers [Back to Top]

Frequently asked questions, answered by home building professionals

Can we use corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST) flexible gas piping underground instead of black pipe?
Where can I find information on the ENERGY STAR® program and ENERGY STAR-rated appliances and equipment?

Web Links [Back to Top]

Recommended Web resources for additional information