Jeffrey Gephart
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Jeffrey Gephart replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"Ted, In Vermont we are piloting the use of the Home Energy Score with a twist in effort to increase its usefulness to the real estate professionals. We use the DOE's tool to also populate a wedge shaped chart that displays the expected total…"
Feb 3
Jeffrey Gephart replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"Yes, Passive House is one of several 3rd party verified building certifications to be included."
Dec 29, 2016
Jeffrey Gephart replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"As Sandy noted, "The DOE database is not accessible to appraisers or real estate agents." In the northeast a multi-state, U.S. DOE grant funded effort, being managed by the Regional Energy Efficiency Organization, Northeast Energy…"
Dec 29, 2016
Jeffrey Gephart shared Chris Laumer-Giddens's blog post on Facebook
Nov 30, 2015
Jeffrey Gephart commented on Melissa Ulbricht's blog post At PlugFest, Energy Efficiency Plays Well With Real Estate
"This will be a great event. If you're reading this in the north east and can't make it to Austin (and even if you can) join us on October 29, 2015 for the Green Real Estate Symposium. We'll be talking about the energy information…"
Sep 17, 2015
Jeffrey Gephart replied to Better Buildings Support's discussion Getting the Real Estate Market to Value Green Homes
"Speaking of rock stars, Laura will be our Keynote Speaker at Green Real Estate Symposium: Appraising, Selling, and Financing Buildings with Energy Efficient and Renewable Energy Features, October 29, 2015 in Fairlee, Vermont."
Jun 15, 2015
Jeffrey Gephart replied to Better Buildings Support's discussion Getting the Real Estate Market to Value Green Homes
"Great to see this effort picking up steam. We've done a lot in Vermont but there is so much more to do. We're going to try and break down the industry silos further in late October with a two-state (NH/VT - we share an MLS) day of…"
Jun 5, 2015
Jeffrey Gephart replied to George Kopf's discussion Green feature values in Real Estate
"Lots of good advice here. As such I don't have a lot to add. There is a tool called PV Value that should used anytime you have a PV system. Its information should be added to the Appraisal Institute's Residential Green and Energy Efficient…"
Jan 16, 2015
Jeffrey Gephart replied to Kevin Jordan's discussion Does anyone have pointers on approaching real estate industry?
"Hi Kevin, This goes beyond the simple answers you were probably looking for; however, our real estate system is essentially broken when it comes to identifying and valuing energy efficiency. There are people working on this nationally and…"
Sep 4, 2014
Jeffrey Gephart replied to Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA's discussion HERS Index tracking 5 years or more after construction
"I've sent this directly to Sandra but for those following this thread Building Science Corp. provided a link to a study regarding air tightness over time, which to me would seem the only real variable to a HERS score in a 5-10 year time frame…"
Mar 24, 2014
Jeffrey Gephart commented on Melissa Baldridge's blog post Adding Up - Couple Finds Green Adds Value to Their Home
"Excellent article Melissa. I never knew Rater/Realtors existed. I wish more did. I'd like to suggest to you and others finding this useful a recent White Paper from CNT Energy and the National Home Performance Council just released…"
Sep 5, 2013
Jeffrey Gephart commented on Tammy Kenworthy's blog post Are there Home Performance Contractors in your area working together to promote their industry?
"In Vermont we just formed the Building Performance Professionals Association - VT.  www.bppa-vt.org/"
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Company
Vermontwise Energy Services, Inc.
Professional Certification
Vermont Advanced Energy Auditor Certification
Professional Interests
Residential energy efficiency & sustainable building practice (new construction & existing homes). Works with home owners, builders, and design community. Real estate market transformation via green MLS & education for appraisers, lenders, and realtors. Passive House supporter.
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At 10:19am on November 17, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Jeffrey,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

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