Better Buildings Home Energy Score: Newsroom

  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

If you’re in the market to buy or sell a home this fall, listen up. We are stretching your dollar with tips to make your home more energy efficient that won’t cost a lot of money. Something small you can do? Swap out your light bulbs for energy efficient bulbs so they don’t have to. It brightens the room and brings the cost down. Also, know your Home Energy Score from 1-10. 10 being the most energy efficient. It can be bragging rights or a guide.  Read more

Holland’s leadership in energy efficiency could produce three winners in the Third Annual Governor’s Energy Excellence Awards that recognize people and organizations in Michigan that have taken firm, meaningful actions to improve energy efficiency.  Read more

  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 Score’s simple, consistent method for estimating and explaining a home’s energy performance and easy-to-understand 10-point rating system. Read more