Home Energy Score Research and Background
In Fall 2009, the Vice President and the White House Council on Environmental Quality called upon the Department of Energy (DOE) to create a system that enabled homeowners to easily and affordably find out how their homes' energy performance compare with other homes nationwide. After a year of consumer and expert research and development, DOE launched a pilot program, which ran from November 2010 to July 2011. Using the results of the pilots and other research, as well as considering industry factors and homeowner motivations, DOE created the Home Energy Score.
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