The Home Energy Score is similar to a vehicle's mile-per-gallon rating. The Home Energy Score allows homeowners to compare the energy performance of their homes to other homes nationwide. It also provides homeowners with suggestions for improving their homes' efficiency.
The process starts with a Home Energy Score Qualified Assessor collecting energy information during a brief home walk-through. Using the Home Energy Scoring Tool, the Qualified Assessor then scores the home on a scale of 1 to 10, with a score of 10 indicating that the home has excellent energy performance. A score of 1 indicates the home needs extensive energy improvements. In addition to providing the Score, the Qualified Assessor provides the homeowner with a list of recommended energy improvements and the associated cost savings estimates.
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The Home Energy Score label lists:
- The home address
- Home size in square feet, defined as the total. Total interior space that is heated or cooled
- Whether air conditioning is used
- The year the home was built
- Current home energy score, defined as the home's energy performance based on its current condition
- Home energy score after upgrades are made
- The estimated 10-year savings in utility bills after making all recommended improvements.
View the Home Facts and Recommendation pages that accompany the Score.