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by Joan Glickman on Oct 26, 2017
This October, the Energy Department’s Home Energy Score team, along with many of their partnering organizations, have been celebrating Energy Action Month. These organizations (including state energy offices, non-profits, and utilities) recognize that the Home Energy Score is an effective way to...
by Joan Glickman on Oct 11, 2017
In 2015, the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund (CEEF) partnered with the Energy Department to offer the Energy Department’s Home Energy Score through the state’s primary utilities: Eversource Energy and United Illuminating, a subsidiary of Avangrid, Inc. The state is a champion of the Home Energy...
by Joan Glickman on Aug 22, 2017
The Home Energy Score team is excited to announce the winners of the inaugural Home Energy Score Century Club Award. The Century Club Award recognizes Home Energy Score Assessors who have delivered 100 or more Home Energy Scores in a calendar year and are in good standing with their program...
by Joan Glickman on Jun 20, 2017
The process of becoming an active Home Energy Score Assessor is now easier and more streamlined than ever before. With the release of Updated Quality Assurance and Mentoring Protocols, there are more ways to meet mentoring and quality assurance requirements. Previously, Assessors had to be...
by Joan Glickman on Apr 19, 2017
Home Energy Scoring Tool Updated to Include New Technologies This February, Home Energy Score released the latest version of the Home Energy Scoring Tool - the software that calculates the Score and generates Home Energy Score reports – with new options to input an expanded array of home energy...
by Joan Glickman on Nov 17, 2016
A primary concern when shopping for or comparing cars is knowing the fuel economy. What kind of performance can you expect to get out of your vehicle? How does it compare to other vehicles? What’s the monthly impact on your pocketbook? The same goes for homes because owners and renters want to...
by Joan Glickman, U.S. Department of Energy on Aug 16, 2016
We’re proud to unveil the new Home Energy Score report and website – as well as a wealth of new materials designed to meet the needs of our partners, stakeholders, and homeowners across the country. Based on feedback from partners as well as lessons drawn from studies, the new site and...
by Joan Glickman on Apr 22, 2016
Last week the Home Energy Score team attended the 2016 ACI National Home Performance Conference in Austin, Texas. Among the sessions, meetings, and networking, the U.S. Department of Energy team took the opportunity to recognize some of its outstanding partners. Joan Glickman, Home Energy Score...
by Joan Glickman, Department of Energy on Jan 14, 2016
Did you know that the average homeowner spends more than $2,000 each year on energy? Utility costs are a significant part of the cost of homeownership, yet most consumers have little if any information about how much utility bills are likely to be when they buy a house. If you buy a newly built...
by Jeremy Crawford, Executive Director, Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) on Jan 05, 2016
Technology empowering home buyers to find homes based on efficiency ratings is available and currently being tested. Imagine the next time you are ready to buy a home, going online and being able to search by the energy-efficiency ratings of homes the same way you can search for homes by price, or...
by Joan Glickman on Sep 17, 2015
It’s becoming easier to demonstrate a home’s energy efficiency performance. This month, through its Better Buildings Colorado program, Colorado became the second state to offer the Home Energy Score statewide, which provides a home’s efficiency score and recommendations for efficiency improvements...