Residential Buildings

The Residential Building Systems (RBS) group works on problems associated with residential building integration involving modeling, measurement, design, and operation. Our research predominantly focuses on Decarbonization and Energy Reductions in homes together with Indoor Air Quality, Moisture and other topics related to air movement in buildings.


Do you have knowledge on the costs of residential energy upgrade projects and ideas about how to reduce them? Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) is conducting a paid survey to gather information from the residential renovation and construction industry on these topics. We are looking for responses from contractors, consultants, program managers, and others with expertise in these areas.

Survey participation details:

  • The survey asks you to indicate how likely you are to employ various cost reduction strategies in your home energy projects and to estimate how much they could save.
  • The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
  • If you are one of the first 250 respondents to complete the survey, you will be compensated with a $50 eGift card upon completion of the full survey.
  • Your responses to the survey question will remain anonymous.




If you are interested in contributing to this research, please follow this link to the survey.

You can also email us at homeupgradecostsurvey@lbl.gov.

Please, forward this information to others in your network who think could contribute to this work.

Thank you for your consideration,


RoadmapROADMAP for Home Decarbonization

Decarbonizing the US housing stock is a complex and difficult undertaking. This report summarizes the challenges in getting to scale to decarbonize large numbers of existing homes. It identifies key opportunities for overcoming these challenges based on three key priorities:

  • Develop solutions for all households
  • Make home dearbonization affordable
  • Support the US clean energy economy

This report provides targeted guidance and background information to help residential building decarbonization initiatives succeed and supports the US Department of Energy's Building Technology Office goal to achieve low/no carbon emission in existing homes by 2050.

DOCUMENT to come soon

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