Building America is a research program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy to design and construct quality homes that use less energy without costing more to build. BSC, along with its industry partners, work together as Building Science Consortium, which is one of the six research teams participating in Building America.
The Building America program brings together all segments of the housing industry including designers, builders, developers, financial institutions, material suppliers as well as equipment manufacturers. Traditionally, these industry groups have worked independently of one another, slowing development and adoption of new technologies. By working together, decisions can be made with consideration for the entire design, manufacturing, and construction process, which increases quality and performance without raising cost.
To learn more about the Building America program, visit the U.S. Department of Energy's website.