Home Energy Score

Energy Savings

As a Member Of the BerryHart Choice or Preferred Program a Home Energy Score evaluation will be performed on your property. Recognizing that money spent on energy bills are wasted dollars and energy improvements are rarely given a value in the Real Estate transaction. The Home Energy Score provided by your Berryhart membership will offer you recommendations for energy improvements. In making the improvements your energy bills should improve and the equity of your home should increase since the Home Energy Score will improve.



Developed by DOE

The Home Energy Score provides home owners, buyers, and renters directly comparable and credible information about a home’s energy use. Like a miles-per-gallon rating for a car, the Home Energy Score is based on a standard assessment of energy-related assets to easily compare energy use across the housing market.


Features of the Home Energy Score

• An energy efficiency score based on the home’s envelope (foundation, roof, walls, insulation, windows) and heating, cooling, and hot water systems

• A total energy use estimate, as well as estimates by fuel type assuming standard operating conditions and occupant behavior

• Recommendations for cost-effective improvements and associated annual cost savings estimates

• A “Score with Improvements” reflecting the home’s expected score if cost-effective improvements are implemented

Why Have a Home Energy Score

The goal is to offer you advice on how to make your home more comfortable/energy efficient while increasing the market value of your home for energy efficient attributes. The Home Energy Score accomplishes this by:

• Providing homeowners and homebuyers knowledge of home energy efficiency and cost-effective improvements in order to reduce energy use and increase the Home Energy Score.


• Offering reliable, consistent home energy efficiency information in real estate transactions to inform decisions, and build a market value for comfortable, energy efficient homes.


• Integrating energy information into financing products to help drive the market for comfortable, energy efficient homes.


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