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Understanding the Home Energy Score

Like a miles-per-gallon rating for a car, the Home Energy Score is an easy-to-produce rating designed to help homeowners and homebuyers gain useful information about a home's energy performance. Based on an in-home assessment that can be completed in less than an hour, the Home Energy Score not only lets a homeowner understand how efficient the home is and how it compares to others, but also provides recommendations on how to cost-effectively improve the home's energy efficiency.

The Home Energy Score uses a simple 1-to-10 scale where a 10 represents the most energy efficient homes. Mouse over the Home Energy Score graphic above to learn what specific parts of the label mean. Click on the "Show All Hotspots" button to see all places information is hidden in the graphic or click on the button below to request a score.

Features of the Home Energy Score

Energy Efficiency

An energy efficiency score based on the home's envelope (foundation, roof, walls, insulation, windows) and heating, cooling, and hot water systems

Energy Use

A total energy use estimate, as well as estimates by fuel type assuming standard operating conditions and occupant behavior

Recommendations

Recommendations for cost-effective improvements and associated annual cost savings estimates.

Improvements

A "Score with Improvements" reflecting the home's expected score if cost-effective improvements are implemented