A Home Energy Score pilot program was launched by the DOE on Nov. 9.
Energy Scorepilot program was launched by the DOE on Nov. 9. Under this
voluntary program, trained and certified contractors will use a standardized
assessment tool developed by the DOE and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
to quickly evaluate a home and generate information for home owners or
prospective home buyers. The Home Energy Score initially will be tested with
local government, utility and nonprofit partners in 10 pilot communities across
the country, located in both urban and rural areas that cover a wide range of
climates. After the pilot tests conclude in late spring 2011, the DOE expects to
launch the Home Energy Score nationally later next year, based on the findings
from the initial programs.
Test Phase Opens For Home Energy Retrofit Program
November 23, 2010