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Artist's rendering of the courtyard view of NREL's new Research Support Facility.

NREL's buildings research teams lead efforts in developing cutting-edge technical solutions to improve the energy efficiency of both residential and commercial buildings, and to accelerate the integration of renewable energy technologies with buildings.

NREL's Residential Buildings researchers explore energy efficiency options for both new and existing homes, including whole-house performance and the interaction of building components.

The Commercial Buildings team focuses on providing large institutional and private sector commercial building owners with tools, resources, and expertise to address energy challenges.

Learn more about our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and about how to work with us to find solutions to your technical building challenges.

NREL's Buildings research supports the U.S. Department of Energy's Building Technologies Program.


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