Home Energy Ratings - Evaluating Your Home's Energy Performance

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty of Northern Colorado

Snapshot & Benefits:
Home energy ratings are performed on new and existing homes to evaluate each home's energy performance. Home energy ratings are performed on new homes to verify energy performance for programs such as Energy Start Qualified homes. Existing homes may benefit from energy ratings by identifying cost-effective energy-efficiency improvements for the home. Additionally, home energy ratings are utilized by many financial institutions to qualify homes for energy-efficient mortgages. 

Estimated Cost Savings:
Home energy ratings can identify cost-effective improvements that potentially save homeowners hundreds of dollars each year.

Please be careful not to assume that your home inspector can perform an energy rating. In fact, many do not.

Getting It Done:
Energy ratings are performed by Certified Home Energy Raters. Find a list of qualified raters at the Residential Energy Services Network's (RESNET's) online Certified Rater Directory.

More Information On This Topic:

Residential Energy Services Network: About Home Energy Ratings and Mortgages

Residential Energy Services Network: Home Energy Ratings - A Primer

Energy Star: Verification of Energy Star Qualified Homes

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Comments (4)

Stacey Champion
Champion Indoor Environmental Services, LLC/Champion Indoors, LLC - Phoenix, AZ

Great info Cyrus and also something that I recommend to all of my clients as well.

Not only can there be substantial cost savings, but it can greatly improve the indoor air quality as well when the ducts are sealed correctly and not pulling in air from dirty spaces such as the attic and crawlspace.

Jul 24, 2007 03:57 PM
Stephanie Edwards-Musa
thredUP.com - The Woodlands, TX
knitwit at thred UP
Hi Cyrus, Congrats on the designation!  Great information to be sharing with your clients! 
Jul 25, 2007 10:56 AM
George Thoma
Island Lending Hawaii, LLC | Equal Housing Lender | NMLS 312250 - Honolulu, HI
Branch Manager / Broker
Great Info ,,,,, I will give you a Call , Here in Hawaii/Maui we will need some help !
Dec 07, 2007 05:54 AM
Mary McGraw
GLREA - Rockford, MI
2015: Solar Energy Is Still A Simple Machine!
Great info Cyrus. Too bad you're not in Michigan! FYI your link to the Certified Rater Directory is not working! Good post!
Dec 07, 2007 08:52 AM