DOE Building America Challenge

The US Department of Energy has developed a new initiative called the Building America Challenge as a high-performance housing recognition initiative. Houses are required to obtain a minimum of 70 on the HERS index, which they are labeling the EnergySmart Home Scale (E-Scale). In addition, the home must meet a set of best practices for durability, comfort, and indoor air quality. Our homes as designed should meet these criteria.

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