22 Feb '12, 12pm

Home Energy Magazine :: Energy Performance Score Coming to WNC soon, stay tuned #avlgb

In 2008, the Earth Advantage Institute and the Conservation Services Group, with funding from the Energy Trust of Oregon, developed a pilot program designed to develop a cost-effective and accurate method for reporting home energy performance. Drawing on the U.K.’s Energy Performance Certificate, the resulting Energy Performance Score (EPS) is designed to easily communicate the energy efficiency of new and existing homes to the general public, and provide useful information to various other stakeholders, such as utility companies. The EPS is described as a miles per gallon rating for homes. It is an asset rating, meaning that occupant behavior is not factored into the calculations. Instead, normalized assumptions for occupancy and behavior are applied to all houses to guarantee consistency.

Full article: http://www.homeenergy.org/show/article/magazine/122/id/1748

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