The Home Energy Score, developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its national laboratories, provides homeowners, buyers and sellers credible information about a home’s energy use. The Home Energy Score is based on a standard assessment of energy-related assets to easily compare energy use across the housing market – similar to a miles-per-gallon rating for a car.
The Home Energy Score Report estimates home energy use, associated costs as well as provides energy solutions to cost-effectively improve the home's efficiency. The Home Energy Score is shown on a simple one-to-10 scale, with a 10 given to the most efficient homes.
Several cities across the U.S. have passed mandatory and voluntary policies for a Home Energy Assessment and Score prior to the sale of a home, as a way to help consumers make a better-informed decision when purchasing a home.
To learn more about the Home Energy Score, visit the DOE’s Better Buildings website: https://betterbuildingssolutioncenter.energy.gov/home-energy-score/home-energy-score-about-score
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