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PSD’s policy work with the DOE Home Energy Score and local governments was featured in the news at Utility Dive

As new equipment is added to buildings, linkages to the real estate industry will help homeowners make deeper investments with the knowledge that they can recoup efficiency investments on sale. Local governments and municipalities are also a key places where the visibility of energy efficiency is being raised. More utility programs are starting to use the Home Energy Score.

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Municipalities Launch Residential Energy Score Project

ITHACA — Five Tompkins County municipalities are working together to develop a plan for scoring the energy performance of local homes. The goal: to use market forces to improve the energy efficiency of existing housing stock by providing meaningful home performance information to future home buyers.

Moving from Energy Efficiency to Carbon Footprint

In this article, Greg Thomas details how the home performance industry’s focus on improving the efficiency of residential homes is just the first step to cut costs and save energy. He also outlines the impact that reducing carbon emissions would have on the environment with the implementation of accurate calculations and estimates based on region…