Our company is a regional partner organization for Home Energy Score and we are getting ready to launch the program this month. I wanted to start a thread to get some thoughts.What does everyone…Continue
"Bud, I haven't even been on this website in about 2 months. I've been frustrated with the Gov taking over every aspect of what we do and limiting us that are professionals from doing what we can...it's driving me nuts! "
I can't really comment on why there have so been many delays on the launch. I can tell you though that HEScore Partners have begun testing and are certifying assessors. Our organization has tested or is scheduled to test…"
"Zachary - The HES launch for June was a "no go". There is an "update" webinar scheduled for July 23. Do you think this thing is going to be delayed again? In light of the many scheduled "launches" that…"
" The MPG analogy has been a concern for those of us that design and build Passive Solar homes. A blower door test and a check list just didn't present the real energy consumption of these types of homes and most modeling programs…"
"Evan, this is an awesome data set, thanks for posting. Interesting indeed that the transport sector accounts for only 20% of Japan's CO2 emissions and they have all this good (voluntarily generated) data while here in CA our transport emissions…"
"Home Energy magazine published an article last year about the Energy Performance Certificate (Energieausweis) which objectively documents a building’s energy performance and provides specific hints for improvement. The law now…"
"If a blower door test is voluntary, what home energy auditor (certified or not) is going to run one considering it takes up more labor to do so?
If one house has a voluntary blower door run, and the house next to it does not, does that not make the…"
Interesting paper attached comparing measured to rated fuel economy for cars in Japan (our transportation person says he hasn't seen good data for the US). Results are in Figs 8-11. Up to nearly a factor-of-two difference…"
"[Alert: the following is not specific to the HEScore, although it does follow closely from this conversation.]
Hi Tom, it's been a while!
Thanks for your addition. My favorite part is the statement "often without using any other…"
You are right that the data on adoption of HES recommendations is still pending.
But if you check out the attached list of rigorous third-party impact evaluations of our Time-of-Sale EnergyCheckup program over the years, you'll see…"
"For everyone's benefit, the correct acronym for the Home Energy Score or the Home Energy Score program is HEScore, not HES. Yes, there are some isolated cases where the incorrect acronym may have been used officially, but that is being…"
"Hopefully, by the time of their big convention in July, the HES folks will have all of this figured out ... but then, they've had a couple of years and haven't really gotten too far.
In case they don't, I think we need to let the…"
Thanks for beating this drum. I readily agree that homeowners must be informed and provide their consent before any rating or HEScore is performed on their home. I'm no attorney (so don't shoot the messenger!) but I think any…"
"Understandable. I will definitely bring up both the recommendations issue and the consent issue at the next conference call, which is next week. In terms of the accuracy of the tool, I think the DOE made as many improvements as possible…"
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