30 Jul '12, 9pm

Although researchers have tried, no one has been able to document energy savings close to 15% for @ENERGYSTARHomes

It appears that the debate on this study in Houston is based on the defintion of "Baseline Homes". It seems that the "thousands of comparable baseline homes" studied do not fit the Energy Star defintion of a baseline home. I have crawled about many homes built in the the last decade in the Southeast that do fit the defintion of "code minimum/baseline or the worst legal home that can be built". If these were the homes that the Energy Star Certified homes were measured against I have to believe the results would be significantly different. It would seem obvious that the non-ES certified homes in Houston are built to a higher standard which is excellence evidence that Energy Star is having a significant influence on what is getting built. Wisconsin has also had a very active program of energy efficient building for many years and one would expect that the average home in Wisc...

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