Better Buildings Home Energy Score: Newsroom

Portland to begin requiring energy scores for homes before they hit the market  Read more

This is the time of year we start thinking about the energy efficiency of our homes. Guests will talk about tools you can use to get your homes energy ratings and what you can do to improve your score.  Read more

  The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s)  Home Energy Score program (the Score) is celebrating a milestone this month: Since the program launch in 2012, over 500 individuals are qualified to offer the Score, a miles-per-gallon energy rating system for homes. Read more

  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 communicate a home’s energy use. Read more

Unlike the HERS Index Score, the Home Energy Score, which was developed by the DOE and its national laboratories, estimates an existing home’s energy use, associated costs, and provides energy solutions to improve the home’s efficiency. The Home Energy Score report is shown on a simple one-to-10 scale, where 10 represents the most efficient homes.  Read more

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