Re-energizing Buildings for the Future, Starting Now

The Department of Energy established the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub (EEB Hub) on February 1, 2011. The hub aims to transform the energy efficiency market for existing small- and medium-sized commercial buildings. Our vision is to be recognized as the leader in creating vibrant ecosystems to identify and apply integrative technologies and innovative practices in existing buildings. 

The EEB Hub performs research to develop and integrate materials, technologies, models, and tools to optimize whole building energy performance. Research results are demonstrated in buildings and effects are measured and cycled back to refine and guide continued research for further optimization of whole building performance. The Hub scales adoption of proven solutions by addressing business and finance, education and training, and other issues.

The Hub is a dynamic performance-driven organization comprising 25 organizations including major research universities, global industrial firms, and national laboratories from across the United States. More than 150 senior investigators and 90 graduate students are actively engaged in EEB Hub research projects.

The headquarters of the EEB Hub is The Navy Yard in Philadelphia. The Navy Yard, and Philadelphia region, are the test beds from which the Hub deploys to the nation proven energy-saving whole-building-system solutions and integrated retrofit design and delivery methods.