Green Labeling & Home Energy Score®
BayREN's Green Labeling program helps homeowners better understand the energy efficiency of their homes through a simple assessment that results in a Home Energy Score from 1 to 10 and a customized report and recommendations for energy efficiency upgrades. Homeowner's scores can also provide good information to future buyers of the home by offering a simple and consistent evaluation tool.
Real Estate professionals can use BayREN's Green Labeling program and the Home Energy Score to quantify the value of a green, energy efficient home during real estate transactions, as well as connect buyers and sellers to other homeowner programs, including incentives and financing.
A BayREN Home Energy Score Assessor will walk-through your home and collect information such as whether your home has insulation, the age and model of your hot water heater and heating system, and the type of windows you have, and score your home on a scale of 1 to 10.
What to do with a Home Energy Score
After your assessment, you will receive a Home Energy Score report with a score from 1-10 and a custom set of recommendations you can take to increase your home's energy efficiency. You can get help prioritizing energy upgrades for your home by consulting with your contractor, or by contacting a no-fee, independent Home Upgrade Advisor or 866-878-6008. Your contractor or Advisor can help you identify the smartest investments and access the various rebates and incentives that are available in your area.
What you will learn . . .
Facts about your home from data collected by a Home Energy Score Assessor, including details of how your home uses energy
Recommendations to improve comfort and the energy performance of your home, including:
For additional information on the Home Energy Score program, please visit the
U.S. Department of Energy at HomeEnergyScore.gov.
Home Energy Score® is a program of the U.S. Department of Energy.
StopWaste is a Home Energy Score® partner serving the San Francisco Bay Area in collaboration
with the Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN).