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“Under this voluntary program, trained and certified contractors will use a standardized assessment tool developed by DOE and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to quickly evaluate a home and generate useful, actionable information for homeowners or prospective homebuyers. With only about 40 inputs required, the Home Energy Scoring Tool lets a contractor evaluate a home's energy assets, like its heating and cooling systems, insulation levels and more, in generally less than an hour. That means a homeowner can see how their home's systems score, regardless of whether a particular homeowner takes long or short showers or keeps their thermostat set high or low.”The scoring system provides homeowners a 1-10 score, where a "10" is a home with excellent energy performance, and a "1" is a home that would benefit from energy upgrades. In addition to the score, the homeowner will receive a list of recommended energy efficient upgrades, and their estimated energy savings, payback periods and greenhouse gas emission reductions.
Courtney@dom Energy Conservation Analyst