September 2002

Department of Energy
Assistant Secretary
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

The ZIP-Code Insulation Program will tell you the most economic insulation level for your new or existing house. To produce your insulation recommendations, the program needs to know many things. Use the following pages to define your house and climate. You can change any number that appears in a box that looks like this:

When you see a box that looks like this, use the arrow to review the possible choices and make your selection by clicking on the desired value.

This program will let you customize cost and construction factors to give you a more accurate assessment of potential insulation options. For general information about residential insulation, please read the Insulation Fact Sheet.

This program requires a minimum screen size of 800 x 600 pixels. To check or change your screen size, start the "Display" program in the "Control Panel" folder or right click the mouse in an unused area of the desktop window and select "Properties". The screen size is on the "Settings" tab. Your web browser must be restarted after changing the screen size.

Building Envelope Research
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

For more information, contact the facility manager for Building Envelope Research:

Andre O. Desjarlais
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P. O. Box 2008, MS 6070
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6070
Fax (865) 574-9354

Last Edited March 30, 2005 by jkh.