Home Energy Score Publications
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sponsored a variety of research and analyses to guide development of the Home Energy Score. DOE also considered research on homeowner motivation, labeling programs, and other related topics. Below are links to some of these documents as well as other useful information.
Prepared by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This report summarizes what you need to know when considering home energy improvements.
Prepared by Newport Partners, LLC
This report summarizes findings from 12 focus groups conducted in summer 2010 concerning home energy labeling.
Prepared by SENTECH, Part of SRA International
This report compares a variety of home energy audit software and delineates each tool's major features.
Prepared by Navigant Consulting
This analysis looks at home energy labeling programs around the world and highlights similarities and differences of various approaches.
Prepared by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
This report examines what methods work best in motivating homeowners to undertake energy upgrades.
Prepared by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
DOE, in collaboration with other federal agencies and industry experts, developed the Workforce Guidelines for Home Energy Upgrades, which are designed to foster the growth of a high-quality home energy retrofit industry and a skilled, credentialed workforce. The guidelines can be adopted by retrofit programs nationwide seeking to increase the effectiveness of the work performed and utilized by training providers to improve course curriculum and training materials. The Workforce Guidelines include four interrelated components: job task analyses; essential knowledge, skills and attitudes; technical standards reference guide, and standard work specifications.
Prepared by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
PowerSaver is a new insurance program from the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to enable homeowners to make cost effective, energy saving improvements to their homes. The Home Energy Score is not being used to inform the issuance of PowerSaver energy upgrade loans.
As of November 24, 2013
April 23, 2013
March 27, 2013
February 4-6, 2014
February 24-26, 2014