1. A "cool roof" can lower a building's cooling costs as it reduces heat transfer to the building by reflecting solar energy. Shown here are cool roofs made of materials such as aluminum and vinyl.

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  2. A police station is constructed with an eye for energy efficiency, incorporating elements such as a passive solar design, concrete and insulation composed of recycled materials, and construction-waste recycle bins to achieve LEED Silver standards.

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  3. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Research Support Facility is a highly energy-efficient office building designed to achieve the LEED Platinum level rating. Featured here are several of the building's interior features, including natural daylighting, energy efficient work stations, recycled materials, dynamic windows, and a radiant heating and cooling system.

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  4. Data centers consume large amounts of energy to run and maintain their computer systems, servers, and associated high-performance components. Here, an energy efficient data center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory is designed to reduce the amount of energy it consumes.

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  5. When it comes to commercial buildings, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Research Support Facility is a model of super efficiency. Featured here are several of the building's exterior features, including triple-glazed operable windows, insulated panels, and an on-site solar energy system.

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Efficient Homes and Buildings B-Roll Footage

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This footage shows energy-efficient home and building technologies. Learn more about EERE's work in these areas at: energy.gov/eere/efficiency/homes and energy.gov/eere/efficiency/buildings.

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