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Comparing Homes – Energy-Saving Enters the Equation

Comparing Homes – Energy-Saving Enters the Equation posted on Aug 28

Until recently, there was no way to easily figure energy efficiency into a home buying decision. Enter HomeMPG, a Massachusetts energy-saving initiative to pilot an energy performance score (EPS) in residential homes. This “asset” rating that’s analogous to a car’s MPG rating. Behavior is taken out of the equation so that any home’s energy use can be compared to any other home, allowing for an apples-to-apples comparison.

HomeMPG Courses for Residential Appraisers and Real Estate Agents

HomeMPG Courses for Residential Appraisers and Real Estate Agents posted on Feb 13

Over the past two years the Department of Energy Resources has worked with the Mass Save® program on a pilot residential energy labeling program called HomeMPG. Funded by a U.S. Department of Energy grant, this Home Energy Services program has assigned over 3,000 energy performance   …Continue Reading HomeMPG Courses for Residential Appraisers and Real Estate Agents