Does anyone have any information about the SCORE program? It was scheduled to start in summer 2011. Part of V.P. Biden's "Recovery through Retrofit" program. This was supposed to be one of the BIG…Continue
"Tom, I'm sorry for never responding to this. I do a lot of things. I've been building in CT for almost 30 years, have been working with numerous HES vendors throughout the state, have been doing WAP audits and have applied to HPwES here in…"
"Very interested to find out more about this lead-generation software. Especially in other countries. Here's my contact info: email@example.com. I am a select, high-end, highly-educated, highly-trained, fully…"
I went to the link also and was quit surprised by the results. I'm living in an Energy Star house that I built and the results are quit surprising without knowing what equipment, windows and insulation I have in the house. I could see…"
"I went to the website. It was wildly inaccurate on heating costs even before I air sealed and insulated (did not use blower door, IR camera or comp-u-tater). The only gizmo I used was the brain of an old school Carpenter updated with new found…"
"This was sent to me when I asked to become certified.
Hello, Thank you for your interest in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Home Energy Score. DOE is working to recruit existing residential energy efficiency programs, state and local…"
"No. It will not be available to all. You will have to be associated with one of the partners. You will also have to be BPI or RESNET accredited. I suggested they allow ICC certified professionals, state licensed home…"
"Tom, one of my points from the question above is, will it become available to all. The term generally has so far been used to imply all, but the fine print, so to speak, say not. As for making it available to the non-profits, my biggest…"
"I don't believe there are currently any for-profit partners utilizing the tool, of any size. My clients respond well when I tell them I have applied a rating "similar to the one being developed by DOE." I tell them I like…"
"While we are getting updates, has anything changed that will allow independent energy auditors to utilize SCORE. As last I determined, I would NOT have access to this tool, yet some large competitor might, making it a tool I would rather not…"
"Evan, I 100% agree with you. In order for the HEScore to launch successfully, the tests and technical data must be flawless.
Congrats for the excellent work at LBNL !
The wait for everything rolling out successfully will be well worth…"
"DOE believes it is best to take the time up front to do the technical work required to get this to a good spot for launching, rather than putting out something before it's ready. Thanks to those of you who have shown patience.
Let me take…"
"Have any of you worked with the Scoring Tool? Did you get the training and use it during the trials and pilots? It's a simple and beautiful thing, and anyone can adopt the system anytime and run "parallel" with it in any…"
"I agree. The Federal government should stop spending money it doesn’t have. However, in this case the money has already been spent and no one received any benefit. LBL got their money in the stimulus. The bureaucrats got theirs in a…"
"There are several million Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac forclosures out there. Why not SCORE them? Lots of qualified home inspectors out there that are sitting at home, watching cartoons. Put them to work. Now, that would be a…"
"Why not increase participation by involving ICC, AEE and LEED professionals and others? How about involving the state energy conservation departments? Why not create something substantial instead of another RESNET/BPI sandbox? For…"
"I received this in an e-mail and I'm sure most of you did too.
"The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Home Energy Score program is gaining traction with its national launch slated for late winter/early spring 2012."
New York is increasing its energy standards and is investigating the possibility of implementing the Passive House Standard for new construction and retrofit projects. Interviewee: Ken Levenson, with NY Passive House Assoc and 475.