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Home Energy Score Partners

Home Energy Score Partners include various types of organizations (e.g., utilities, state agencies, local governments, non-profits, contractor associations) that administer the delivery of the Score on a local, state, or national basis. Partners must be able to score at least 500 homes a year and fulfill quality assurance requirements in order to participate in the program. Current Partners can be found by clicking on this interactive map.  The Department of Energy (DOE) is interested in working with new Partners to expand access to the Home Energy Score. Interested programs can read more at the page Information for Interested Organizations.

You can find frequently asked questions for Partners on the Frequently Asked Questions page or in this separate document.

Alabama

Statewide

Ruchi Singhal, Executive Director, Nexus Energy Center
Nexus Energy Center
6767 Old Madison Pike, Suite 730
Huntsville, AL 35806
256-539-6225
ruchi@nexusenergycenter.org
www.alabamawise.org

Nexus Energy Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization creating smart energy communities in Alabama through education, conservation, efficiency, and renewable generation. Its AlabamaWISE Program is a community energy program empowering Alabama families to take control of their home's performance. We offer unbiased advice on efficient home improvements, reliable contractor referrals and affordable loans.

Nexus Energy Center plans to include the Score as a standard offer of the Program and will market the Home Energy Score to customers through community events, its contractors, social media and newsletters, local media, and its Program website. Interested customers can sign up on the AlabamaWISE website (www.alabamawise.org) or call 256-539-6272.

California

Alameda and San Francisco Counties

Karen Kho
Senior Program Manager, Built Environment
StopWaste
1537 Webster Street
Oakland, CA 94612
510-891-6509
stopwaste.org

StopWaste, a public agency based in Alameda County, California, has promoted green building and green labeling since the early 2000s. Past initiatives include a study by the University of California on the value of green labeling at time of sale, which showed a 6% premium for green homes in California. StopWaste convenes a statewide Green Real Estate Working Group comprised of utility, local government and private-sector program implementers in the residential sector.

In 2015 StopWaste, in partnership with the Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN), launched a Home Energy Score program in the 9-county San Francisco Bay Area. Current Assessors include building contractors and home inspectors. Low-scoring homes are referred to BayREN’s free Home Upgrade Advisor service, which helps homeowners participate in local rebate and financing programs. For more information visit www.homescoreca.org

 

San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles and Inland Empire

Lindsey Hawes
Senior Manager, Building Performance
Center for Sustainable Energy
9325 Sky Park Court, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 244.1177
www.EnergyCenter.org

The Center for Sustainable Energy is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the adoption of clean and renewable energy technologies.  CSE provides energy planning, consulting and technical assistance – energy efficiency audits, strategic plans, distributed generation feasibility assessments, policy guidance, workforce training, energy programs and outreach – to public and private clients.  CSE’s Building Performance team works directly with local governments, regional agencies, contractors and training partners throughout the nation, as well as with the Department of Energy. 

CSE plans to score homes as a part of the San Diego Region Home Energy Score Incentive Program.  The initial program will focus on single family homeowners in San Diego County who hire a home inspector at time of sale; that inspector (Qualified Assessor) will provide a Score alongside the inspection report, to inform the homeowner.

Colorado

Denver Metro Area

Peter Rusin
Residential Program Associate
Colorado Energy Office
1580 Logan St., OL1
303-866-2343
Peter.Rusin@state.co.us
www.colorado.gov/energy

The Colorado Energy Office promotes sustainable economic development in Colorado through advancing the state's energy market and industry to create jobs, increase energy security, lower long-term consumer costs, and protect our environment. Current initiatives include training of real estate stakeholders including appraisers, Realtors, and lenders, developing studies on the value of energy efficiency and renewable energy at the time of sale, and encouraging the use of standard green fields now featured in 14 multiple listing service (MLS) vendors that cover 97% of the state's housing stock.

The Colorado Energy Office plans to score homes as a part of an energy efficiency valuation study in select areas of Denver and Jefferson counties in 2013 as part of Home Energy Score. The Colorado Energy Office will market the Home Energy Score to customers through its website, local media, local real estate offices and Metrolist (Colorado's largest MLS). To be eligible for a complimentary Home Energy Score, the home must have been built before 1990, substantially renovated in the last 10 years, be less than 2,500 square feet and either be listed for sale or in the process of being listed.

Interested customers and/or Realtors can sign up to be added to a list for the Home Energy Score by emailing or calling Peter Rusin at the contacts listed above.

Connecticut

Statewide

The Energy Efficiency Fund
www.energizect.com
1-877-WISE-USE

Energize Connecticut is an initiative dedicated to empowering Connecticut citizens to make smart energy choices, now and in the future. We provide Connecticut consumers, businesses and communities the resources and information they need to make it easy to save energy and build a clean energy future for everyone in the state. It is an initiative of the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority, the state, and your local electric and gas utilities. The initiative has funding support from a charge on customer energy bills

The Energy Efficiency Fund (the Fund) is an essential part of Energize Connecticut, the state’s new branding initiative to help consumers save money and use clean, affordable energy.  The Fund is administered by the state’s two electric investor owned utility companies, The United Illuminating Company and Eversource, as well as the three natural gas companies, Yankee Gas Services Company, Connecticut Natural Gas and the Southern Connecticut Gas Company.  The Fund’s mission is to advance the efficient use of energy, reduce air pollution and negative environmental impacts, and to promote economic development and energy security within the state of Connecticut.

The Home Energy Score will be marketed to Connecticut customers through its existing Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program, Home Energy Solutions.  Interested customers may sign-up for the Home Energy Solutions program and receive a Home Energy Score as part of the service on the Energize Connecticut website, or by calling 1-877-WISE-USE.

Kentucky

Statewide

Brendan Thomas
Account Manager
1400 Howard St, Detroit, MI 48216
313-294-7406
bthomas@seelllc.com
www.seelllc.com

Formed in 2009, SEEL (Solutions for Energy Efficient Logistics) designs and operates customer-centric energy efficiency and environmental management programs, encompassing all aspects of program design, implementation, management, marketing and outreach, customer service, call center, and trade ally management.  Within its first two years of operation, SEEL won the Andromeda Star of Energy Award from the Alliance to Save Energy, one of the highest national awards for outstanding work in the area of energy conservation. As a diverse company, a SEEL strength is its ability to reach out to multicultural communities to educate and consult with customers about energy efficient products and services.

SEEL will score an estimated 2500 homes annually throughout Kentucky. These scores will be offered free of charge to income qualified customers participating in a utility sponsored energy efficiency program.  Participating customers will receive a comprehensive report on site with detailed and customized education and energy savings information during the initial audit, along with a Home Energy Score of their home. 

Michigan

Statewide

CLEAResult
Patrick Leahy
Program Coordinator
3100 West Road
Building 3, Suite 200
East Lansing, MI 48823
517-999-2371
pleahy@clearesult.com

CLEAResult is a leading provider of energy optimization solutions for utilities, end-users and governments, helping clients make the wise use of energy a way of life. CLEAResult is the largest North American private company exclusively focused on energy efficiency and other demand-side management (DSM) and Energy Optimization (EO) solutions. CLEAResult’s core business is helping utilities and state and local governments develop and implement cost-effective energy efficiency programs and services.

Funding to offer Home Energy Scores is provided through CLEAResult’s Efficiency UNITED Portfolio offering innovative energy efficiency, conservation, and optimization services.  In addition, SEMCO ENERGY Gas Company works in collaboration with Efficiency UNITED for the implementation of their respective energy optimization programs.  We are committed to educating our residential customers about energy efficiency and offering cost-effective solutions and rebates for reducing energy use and hope to complete approximately 500 Scores.  If you are a residential customer of one of our participating utilities and have an interest in having your home scored please send an email to Patrick Leahy at pleahy@clearesult.com with the subject “Home Energy Score”.

To learn more about our services available to customers of Efficiency UNITED’s participating utilities or SEMCO ENERGY Gas Company please visit our website: https://efficiencyunited.com/ 

Statewide

Michigan Energy Options
517-337-0422
info@michiganenergyoptions.org

Lower Peninsula
Ed Love, Energy Programs Manager
405 Grove St., East Lansing, MI 48823
elove@michiganenergyoptions.org
517-337-0422 ext.303

Upper Peninsula
Michael Larson, Upper Peninsula Office Manager
205 Front St., Suite 2F, Marquette, MI 49855
mlarson@michiganenergyoptions.org
906-226-1136

For more than 35 years Michigan Energy Options (MEO), formerly known as Urban and Northern Options, has helped over 1 million people save energy and money, adopt renewable energy, reduce greenhouse gasses and lead more sustainable lives. Through our comprehensive understanding of numerous issues and our talented and experienced staff, we are a leader in the state of Michigan.

In 2014, MEO will score homes in its three main service areas: the Grand River Avenue corridor in Mid-Michigan including Bath and Dewitt Townships; the Upper Peninsula of Michigan; and the northern tier of the Lower Peninsula, especially around the Grand Traverse region.

MEO will market the Home Energy Score through its newsletters, webpage, and call center. MEO welcomes homeowners to request a Home Energy Score and hopes to further relationships with new homebuyers and existing homeowners in the state of Michigan.

For more information, contact the regional representative listed below, email info@michiganenergyoptions.org, or call 517-337-0422.

Coldwater

Bob Granger, Energy Optimization Program Manager
Coldwater Board of Public Utilities
Coldwater, Michigan 490369
517-279-6910
bgranger@coldwater.org
www.coldwater.org

The Coldwater Board of Public Utilities (CBPU) provides electricity to over 6,800 customers in Coldwater, MI. Through its Energy Optimization (EO) program, the CBPU is committed to helping its customers become more energy efficient. As a Home Energy Score Partner, the CBPU plans to score homes in Coldwater, MI, to support its existing residential energy efficiency efforts. Homeowners interested in having their home scored can contact Bob Granger at bgranger@coldwater.org.

Detroit 

Ben Dueweke, Program Manager
Walker-Miller Energy Services LLC
2990 W. Grand Blvd. Suite 310
Detroit, MI 48202
313-366-8535
dueweke@wmenergy.com
www.wmenergy.com

Founded in Detroit in 2000, Walker-Miller Energy Services (WMES) is a client-focused energy services company committed to changing lives through energy efficiency.  Our talented team of Certified Energy Managers (CEM), BPI Certified Energy Analysts, LEED Professionals, Building Analysts and internal support staff have been delivering Public Service Mandated energy efficiency services since the 2009 deployment of Michigan PA 295 which required a 10% reduction in the energy consumption of Michigan Utility Customers. 

In order to meet and exceed the goal of 500 homes scored every year, WMES will market Home Energy Score to existing customers. We are working to incorporate the process into existing Michigan based utility home energy efficiency programs.  Homeowners can also contact us directly for more information on how to have their home scored.

Western Michigan

GreenHome Institute
Brett Little, Executive Director
PO Box 68164
Grand Rapids, MI 49516
616 458 6733 ext 1
Info@greenhomeinstitute.org
www.greenhomeinstitute.org

GreenHome Institute is a 501 c3 nonprofit with a mission to empower people to make healthier and more sustainable choices in renovation and construction of the places they live. GreenHome Institute helped oversee green certification on over 7,000 homes and trained over 20,000 professionals.

Locally GreenHome Institute is partnering with the City of Holland to aid their Community Energy Plan through scoring at least 50 homes a year for the foreseeable future and nationally we are partnering with the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), to get 100s of home scored as a part of their remodeling process.

Homeowners in West Michigan can go to the GreenHome Institute website to learn more and sign up for a score. Raters and contractor professionals can learn more and join by filling out an interest form on the GreenHome Institute website.

 

Missouri

Statewide

Jim Mikel
Chairman
Spirit
Austin, Texas
512-800-5521
info@homeenergyscoreassessor.com
www.homeenergyscoreassessor.com

Spirit is an Austin based technology company that assists with job growth and training in sustainable industries. Spirit's Home Energy Score Assessor Training program allows communities to receive a free Home Energy Score, while employing veterans and their family members.

Spirit plans to score homes in Missouri, Colorado, and Texas as a Home Energy Score Partner. Spirit has partnered with BPI, the FHA PowerSaver program, and nationwide solar companies that provide an innovative training program to assist wounded warriors and others in entering the workforce as Home Energy Score Assessors/BPI Raters.

Homeowners can request a Home Energy Score from www.homeenergyscoreassessor.com

Columbia Metropolitan Area and Boone County

Terry Freeman
Residential Energy Services Supervisor
Columbia Water & Light
City of Columbia, Missouri
PO Box 6015
Columbia, MO
573-874-7325
twfreema@gocolumbiamo.com
www.columbiapowerpartners.com

Columbia Water & Light is a municipally owned electric utility in Missouri. The City of Columbia has offered energy efficiency programs since the 1970s; participation rates in these programs have continued to grow over the years. Together with Boone Electric Cooperative, Columbia Water & Light will incorporate the Home Energy Score program into its Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program.

Columbia Water & Light plans to score homes in the Columbia metropolitan area and Boone County as a Home Energy Score Partner.

National Coverage

Building Performance Institute, Inc.

John Jones
National Technical Director
107 Hermes Road, Suite 210
Malta, NY 12020
518-899-2727
jjones@bpi.org
www.bpi.org/rater

Building Performance Institute (BPI), the nation's premier building performance credentialing, quality assurance and standards setting organization, develops technical standards using an open, transparent, consensus-based process built on sound building science. BPI is approved by the American National Standards Institute, Inc. (ANSI) as an accredited developer of American National Standards and as a certifying body for personnel credentials. There are over 20,000 BPI certifications in the U.S.

As a Home Energy Score Partner, BPI is working to provide Home Energy Scores to homeowners in markets throughout the country. Homeowners can learn more and find participating Assessors by using BPI's online Locator Tool. BPI is voluntarily limiting its Home Energy Score Assessors to scoring only existing homes at this time.

International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI)

Benjamin Gromicko
Director, Home Energy Inspection Program
1750 30th Street
Boulder, CO 80301
303-502-6214
ben@internachi.org
http://www.nachi.org/home-energy-score.htm

InterNACHI, the nation's largest nonprofit inspector accreditation organization, is now providing homeowners with the Home Energy Score. InterNACHI is committed to educating American homeowners about the functions, materials, systems and components of their properties in order to improve the energy efficiency of their homes and reduce utility costs.

Homeowners interested in the Home Energy Score may contact Ben Gromicko or visit InterNACHI's website.

The American Society of Home Inspectors, Inc 

Frank Lesh, Executive Director
932 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL 60016
847-759-2820
frankl@ashi.org 

The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), founded in 1976, is North America’s oldest professional society of home inspectors. ASHI’s mission is to set and promote standards for property inspections and to provide the educational programs needed to achieve excellence in the profession.

ASHI is committed to building customer awareness on the importance of a quality home inspection and plans to score at least 200 homes in its first year as a Home Energy Score Partner. Participating ASHI inspectors can be found on our website, www.ashi.org, by using the “Find an Inspector” tool, click on “More Search Options” and select Home Energy Score Assessor from the “Specialty” menu.

New Hampshire

Statewide

Autumn Curilla
Analyst
GDS Associates, Inc.
Manchester, NH 03101
603-656-0336
autumn.curilla@gdassociates.com

GDS Associates, Inc. (GDS) is a multi-service consulting and engineering firm formed in 1986 and now employs a staff of more than 180 in seven locations across the U.S. Our Manchester, NH office is focused on offering energy efficiency services for residential, commercial, and industrial clients throughout the Northeast and nationwide. Our residential service offerings include HERS Ratings and code testing for homes in New Hampshire as well as in Massachusetts and Maine.

As part of a multi-state U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-funded grant, GDS, in partnership with the New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning and the New Hampshire CORE Electric and Gas Utilities are working with other stakeholders to move forward in the planning and development of a Home Energy Score Program for delivery within the state. As a Home Energy Score Partner, GDS will serve as a statewide coordinator to parties interested in offering the Home Energy Score. Under this DOE grant, New Hampshire is also working closely with the neighboring state of Vermont and their Department of Public Service, the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation and the Energy Futures Group. 

GDS is looking to work with home inspectors and weatherization specialists to offer the Home Energy Score at point of sale, and with Realtors® to help promote the Score. GDS is also working with the New Hampshire Utilities to examine how they may offer the Home Energy Score through their existing portfolio of energy efficiency programs.  

To become a qualified Home Energy Score Assessor in New Hampshire, or for more information, interested home inspectors, weatherization specialists, Realtors® or homeowners should contact Autumn Curilla at autumn.curilla@gdsassociates.com.

 

New Jersey

Ocean, Monmouth and parts of Morris Counties

Susan Ellman
Energy Efficiency Marketing Manager
New Jersey Natural Gas
The SAVEGREEN Project®
877-455-NJNG (6564)
savegreen@njng.com

New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) launched The SAVEGREEN Project in September 2009 to support its ongoing effort to educate customers on energy efficiency and provide them with money-saving incentives to make the right energy choices for their families, homes, businesses and communities. The SAVEGREEN Project offers customers free home energy audits and rebates to customers who participate in the New Jersey's Clean Energy Program™.

NJNG's SAVEGREEN Project expects to score approximately 500 homes in Ocean, Monmouth, and parts of Morris Counties. Homeowners who receive an audit through the SAVEGREEN enhanced rebate program or have a proactive home energy audit performed by NJNG may participate in the Home Energy Score program.

For more information, call 1-877-455-NJNG (6564), or visit The SAVEGREEN Project website.

New York

Long Island

John Franceschina, Director of Residential Programs
PSEG Long Island
516-719-9843
John.Franceschina@pseg.com
www.psegliny.com

PSEG Long Island provides electric service to more than 1.1 million customers in Nassau and Suffolk counties and the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens, NY.

PSEG Long Island expects to provide the Home Energy Score to all customers participating in its Home Performance Programs. The opportunity to obtain a Home Energy Score will be available to any PSEG Long Island customer who receives an audit through its Home Performance Programs.

For more information, call 1-877-ESTAR-LI (378-2754).

North Carolina

Statewide

Sam Ruark-Eastes
Executive Director
WNC Green Building Council
sam@wncgbc.org
828-254-1995

The WNC Green Building Council exists to advance sustainability in the built environment through community education, measurable standards, and regional action.  WNCGBC is the administrator of an affordable, local Green Building education and home certification program, Green Built NC as well as a LEED for Homes providership which transform the way homes are built.  We are a Home Energy Score Partner for the State of NC, and utilize HES in our Green Gauge program, which serves as a green assessment tool for existing homes.

We will work with Assessors to score 250 homes in North Carolina in 2016 and grow to 500+ homes each year thereafter. 

We will accept homeowner’s request to get their homes scored. 

For more information please contact sam@wncgbc.org or 828-301-0774.

Oregon

Eugene and surrounding McKenzie River area

Matt Lutter
Energy Management Specialist
Eugene Water & Electric Board
500 East 4th Avenue
P.O. Box 10148
Eugene, OR 97440-2148
541-685-7000
matt.lutter@eweb.org
www.eweb.org

Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) is a publically owned utility serving 87,000 electric and 51,000 water customers in Eugene, Oregon, and the surrounding McKenzie River area. Since the late 1970s, EWEB has fulfilled its mission "to be an outstanding provider of energy and water products that meet customer needs and benefit the citizens of Eugene" by offering its customers energy efficiency programs. EWEB customers can receive energy audits and energy efficiency recommendations, rebates or loans for energy efficiency upgrades, and quality installations by local contractors through EWEB's programs.

Interested EWEB customers may contact Matt Lutter to find out if they are eligible for a Home Energy Score.

Texas

Austin

Jim Mikel
Chairman
Spirit
Austin, Texas
512-800-5521
info@homeenergyscoreassessor.com
www.homeenergyscoreassessor.com

Spirit is an Austin based technology company that assists with job growth and training in sustainable industries. Spirit's Home Energy Score Assessor Training program allows communities to receive a free Home Energy Score, while employing veterans and their family members.

Spirit plans to score homes in Missouri, Colorado, and Texas as a Home Energy Score Partner. Spirit has partnered with BPI, the FHA PowerSaver program, and nationwide solar companies that provide an innovative training program to assist wounded warriors and others in entering the workforce as Home Energy Score Assessors/BPI Raters.

Homeowners can request a Home Energy Score from www.homeenergyscoreassessor.com

Vermont

Statewide

Leslie Badger, Senior Analyst
Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
Burlington, VT 05401
802-540-7696
lbadger@veic.org
www.efficiencyvermont.com

Efficiency Vermont is an Energy Efficiency Utility providing comprehensive electric and thermal energy efficiency services to homes and businesses across Vermont. Efficiency Vermont is serving as the statewide coordinator for the Vermont Home Energy Score, on behalf of a coalition of residential retrofit programs including the Weatherization Assistance Program, Vermont Gas Systems, and NeighborWorks of Western Vermont.

Efficiency Vermont plans to score approximately 500 homes in the first year of program delivery, with potential to scale to 2,500 homes per year once fully ramped up. Beginning in 2015, Home Energy Scores will be available to Vermont homeowners who complete energy efficiency improvements through the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program.

Virginia

Roanoke and New River Valleys

Mason Cavell, Director, Clean Energy Programs
Community Housing Partners
550 Industrial Dr.
Christiansburg, VA 24073
540-267-6137
mcavell@chpc2.org
www.CHPEnergyStar.org

Community Housing Partners is an affordable housing and energy efficiency organization based in Southwest Virginia. CHP is the largest provider of weatherization services in the state, retrofitting over 800 homes per year and designing and building 400 energy efficient homes per year. Working with local community action agencies, utility companies, various housing agencies and financial institutions, CHP leverages multiple resources and broad expertise to provide the most comprehensive set of housing and energy services in the state.

Through the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program, CHP and its network of participating home performance contractors will provide the Home Energy Score in conjunction with low-cost Healthy and Efficient Home Evaluations. CHP plans to issue 220 Home Energy Scores in 2014-2015 in Roanoke and the New River Valley.

Residents can learn more by visiting the website, calling Mason at 540-267-6137, or attending one of our Home Energy Workshops, neighborhood presentations, or contacting our partner groups Save-A-Ton, RC Clear, or Sustainable Blacksburg.

Wisconsin

Statewide

Focus on Energy

Scott Bloedorn, Program Administrator
1 S. Pinckney St Suite 340
Madison, WI 53703
608-230-7017
scott.bloedorn@cbi.com
www.focusonenergy.com

Andy Gostisha, Program Implementer
222 West Washington Avenue Suite 470
Madison, WI 53703
608-250-2367
andy.gostisha@clearesult.com
www.focusonenergy.com

Focus on Energy is Wisconsin utilities' statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource program. Since 2001, the program has worked with eligible Wisconsin residents and businesses to install cost-effective energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The information, resources and financial incentives we provide help to implement energy saving projects that otherwise would not be completed, or to complete projects sooner than scheduled.

Focus on Energy offers the Home Energy Score as part of their Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program. Homeowners can receive a score when they schedule a home energy assessment with a Trade Ally that works with the program. The Trade Ally performing the assessment will include the Home Energy Score in the comprehensive home energy report prepared for the homeowner.