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Title: An Analysis of Home Energy Score and REM/ Rate Energy Simulation Results for Homes in Three Climates

Abstract

Energy ratings and scores for homes attempt to give homeowners a understandable metric to compare the energy efficiency of homes. Two rating systems in the marketplace include RESNET's Home Energy Rating System (HERS) and DOE's Home Energy Score (HEScore) and include differing energy calculation methodologies. This report compares the energy predictions from both REM/Rate and Home Energy Score for populations of real homes in three climates and determines some features of homes that lead to the greatest differences between energy predictions.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B)
OSTI Identifier:
1455166
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-5500-71072
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; residential energy; rating; score; RESNET

Citation Formats

Merket, Noel D. An Analysis of Home Energy Score and REM/Rate Energy Simulation Results for Homes in Three Climates. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1455166.
Merket, Noel D. An Analysis of Home Energy Score and REM/Rate Energy Simulation Results for Homes in Three Climates. United States. doi:10.2172/1455166.
Merket, Noel D. Tue . "An Analysis of Home Energy Score and REM/Rate Energy Simulation Results for Homes in Three Climates". United States. doi:10.2172/1455166. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1455166.
@article{osti_1455166,
title = {An Analysis of Home Energy Score and REM/Rate Energy Simulation Results for Homes in Three Climates},
author = {Merket, Noel D.},
abstractNote = {Energy ratings and scores for homes attempt to give homeowners a understandable metric to compare the energy efficiency of homes. Two rating systems in the marketplace include RESNET's Home Energy Rating System (HERS) and DOE's Home Energy Score (HEScore) and include differing energy calculation methodologies. This report compares the energy predictions from both REM/Rate and Home Energy Score for populations of real homes in three climates and determines some features of homes that lead to the greatest differences between energy predictions.},
doi = {10.2172/1455166},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jun 12 00:00:00 EDT 2018},
month = {Tue Jun 12 00:00:00 EDT 2018}
}

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