Making Home Energy Performance Visible

THE ENTERPRISE network - union of independent real estate brokers - partners with enerscore

Posted by Tom Witkin on Wed, Aug 17, 2016 @ 15:08 PM

EnerScore is now partnering with The Enterprise Network, a community of like-minded real estate companies working together to solve market problems on a national scale. Network members can use the EnerScore API to make home energy use – and costs – visible for any home.

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Topics: partnering, Real Estate

Press Release - Massachusetts companies partner to improve home energy efficiency

Posted by Tom Witkin on Mon, Aug 1, 2016 @ 17:08 PM

Belmont, MA and Marlborough, Massachusetts – August 2, 2016 – EnerScore, Inc. and Endless Energy today announced a partnership that enables homeowners in Massachusetts and Eastern Pennsylvania to determine, in less than a minute, if their house is a good candidate for energy efficiency improvements, and then start the upgrade process.

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Topics: press, partnering, upgrade, residential energy efficiency, massachusetts, pennsylvania

Home Energy Performance Is Key to Avoiding the Next Mortgage Crisis

Posted by Tom Witkin on Thu, Jul 7, 2016 @ 14:07 PM

The Rocky Mountain Institute's (RMI) latest blog post discusses the implications of "Legislation, regulation, and market forces . . . all aligning to appropriately take into consideration energy consumption in mortgage underwriting." It's worth a read.

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Topics: mortgage, default risk, energy consumption

is efficiency the most cost effective energy source?

Posted by Tom Witkin on Fri, Apr 1, 2016 @ 14:04 PM

Energy efficiency, popularly accepted as the most cost-effective way to produce electricity, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and assure energy security, now has the data to back up the claim. An article in CleanTechnica spells out research results from the ACEEE, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the EPA that quantify savings and detail cost per kikowatt saved for utility-scale programs.

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Topics: Energy, green, Efficiency, residential energy efficiency

one man's fix for his home, our planet

Posted by Tom Witkin on Thu, Mar 17, 2016 @ 14:03 PM

Energy consultant, John Livermore, has spent over twenty-five years working on other people's energy efficiency and performance issues. Then, in 2008, he decided to "walk the talk" and transform his own home's energy efficiency. According to his website, "“My main motivation was to reduce my family’s carbon footprint … to demonstrate to myself and others what is possible." (Only after he was done did he learn how much upping the efficiency increased his home's value.) 

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Topics: green, home energy rating, building innovation, Real Estate, residential energy efficiency, DIY

"ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM" SESSION #1 at  boston building energy conference

Posted by BrianButler on Fri, Mar 4, 2016 @ 08:03 AM

The most attended session – standing room only – at the BuildingEnergy Boston 2016 conference was "The Elephant in the Room: How to Affordably Increase the Energy Efficiency of Our Existing Housing Stock," with EnerScore CEO, Brian Butler. Watch this page for a  link to the recording of this engaging presentation recording about what energy upgrades should be done today. The conference was held at the Boston's Seaport World Trade Center on March 8-10. We're sorry you missed it. 

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Study finds homes with clean energy upgrades sell for more

Posted by Tom Witkin on Tue, Mar 1, 2016 @ 10:03 AM

An independent study has found that homes with PACE-financed energy upgrades sell for more. And, last summer it became easier for homeowners to finance energy-efficiency improvements and improve their EnerScore through these property-assessed clean energy (PACE) loans..

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Topics: home loan, financing

test your home energy Iq

Posted by Tom Witkin on Fri, Feb 19, 2016 @ 11:02 AM

The U.S. Department of Energy posted this cool Tweet. It's fun, it's useful, and it's short. (Even our team of residential energy efficiency experts didn't get all ten questions right.)

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Topics: home energy performance, residential energy efficiency

Webinar - Estimating Energy Efficiency for the Housing Market

Posted by Tom Witkin on Mon, Feb 8, 2016 @ 16:02 PM

 The Northeast Home Energy Rating System Alliance (NEHERS)  hosts a no-cost webinar on Webnesday, February 17 on EnerScore's innovative approach to accelerating the pace of home energy performance awareness through real estate listings. Company cofounder and residential energy efficiency guru, Brian Butler, will speak on "Estimating Energy Efficieny for the Housing Market."

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Topics: home energy performance, residential energy efficiency, webinar

Press Release - EnerScore Launches Pilot Program for Real Estate Sites

Posted by Tom Witkin on Sun, Aug 2, 2015 @ 10:08 AM

API provides home energy ratings to partners on a national scale

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Topics: Energy, building science, Startup, building labeling, Inman, house hunter, walkscore, asset rating, energy efficiency, building innovation, Efficiency, Real Estate