Dept. of Energy offers to score your home’s energy efficiency

Dept. of Energy offers to score your home’s energy efficiency

[Ed. – Just tell us when the fines start for not getting “scored.”]

The software is part of the government’s effort to reduce the nation’s  energy consumption; but it’s also billed as a way to keep home-retrofitting going, at a time when stimulus funds for weather-proofing  have run out.
The Home Energy Scoring Tool “can be a powerful  motivator in getting homeowners to make energy efficiency improvements,”  DOE says. “It’s also a great way to help trained workers enter the  private sector energy improvement market as funding for weatherization  efforts decline.”
DOE  says its Home Energy Score is useful if you are a homeowner looking to  renovate or remodel your home, lower your utility bills, improve the  comfort of your home, or reduce your energy usage. Moreover, “the score  serves as an official way to document these improvements and thereby  enhance your home’s appeal when you’re ready to sell.”
Right now, getting your home scored is voluntary.

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