Home Energy Score is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) project that helps homeowners and homebuyers understand how much energy a home is expected to use and provides suggestions for improving its energy efficiency.
In the San Francisco Bay Area, StopWaste is the regional partner for Qualified Assessors that provides a comprehensive home energy assessment using the Home Energy Scoring Tool.
The Home Energy Scoring Tool is quick and easy to use, and does not require any testing or special tools. Assessors can gather the information needed to assess a home in one short visit. This low-cost, high value assessment can be provided as a stand-alone service or as an add-on to a home inspection or comprehensive energy assessment.
The Home Energy Score allows Assessors to:
- Generate clear, credible home energy assessments at a reasonable cost;
- Recommend customized upgrades and other cost saving tips; and,
- Help consumers compare the energy use of different homes.