Jun 24, 2018
Developed by the Department of Energy, the Home Energy Score provides information about a home’s energy use. Similar to the MPG rating for a car, it reports the home’s efficiency on a simple one-to-ten scale, where a ten represents the most efficient homes.
The inspection needed to provide the data is performed by home inspectors.
Brent Loya has been presented with the Innovation Award for 2018 by the Department of Energy and he and his company IDENERGY helps inspectors become assessors.
Obviously - as a homeowner - What if my home scores a 2?
Let’s address the politics…It’s still voluntary...right?...this type inspection is elective.
Last month a Massachusetts Senate bill introduced to “mandate” the energy score was killed - citing the requirement would
Proponents of the bill argued:
When marketing the service - how do you pitch this inspection service? How do we stay out of the weeds of the political battles?
FIND AN ASSESSOR
I’ve taken the course - how do I get hired? I’ve seen the Find an Assessor map on the DOE website. But when I click on each state I see a link an inspector association or a state power association. I noticed the links are set up as a partner? Talk about the network of partners. Can a home inspector be a partner?
IT’S NOT A “FOR SALE ONLY” PROGRAM
You’ve finish an assessment - now what? You can market this program to existing home owners as well.
WHERE’S THE MONEY?
How can a homeowner pay for the repairs? Are there funding options?
Energy Score Website
Senate Bill that was killed: