Challenge Home

DOE Challenge Home program is a voluntary set of building guidelines designed to be at least 40-50% more energy efficient than a typical new home. The program builds upon the building science requirements of the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3. DOE Challenge Homes are verified by a third-party organization and must receive a HERS Index Rating. Since 2008, the DOE Builders Challenge program has resulted in over 14,000 highly efficient homes.
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Residential, Multifamily
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