The Recovery Through Retrofit report of October, 2009 identified key factors preventing the growth of the home energy retrofit market.
One of that report’s achievements was the creation of a Home Energy score.
So, what’s a Home Energy Score?
The Department of Energy, with the support of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Agriculture, developed a voluntary Home Energy Score program to help homeowners make cost-effective decisions about energy improvements. This tool will generate:
- A Home Energy Score between 1 and 10, to be presented as part of a graphic to help homeowners understand their home’s current efficiency level and how it compares to other area homes.
- An estimate of how much money could be saved due to making energy retrofits, and,
- A personalized list of recommended improvements, including estimated annual savings and an estimated payback period for each upgrade.