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Title: Evaluation of the home-energy-rating concept and the Massachusetts Pilot Project

This is a report on the results of an evaluation of a home-energy-rating concept based on a Massachusetts pilot project. The focus of the evaluation was on: (1) the compatibility of the Massachusetts rating with the RCS program, (2) who would use the rating and how, (3) qualitative estimates of benefits and costs, and (4) recommendations for further use and testing of the rating. In addition the evaluation of the rating concept also attempted to determine what if any effect the home energy rating has on the demand for energy audits, on the propensity of customers who received ratings to undertake recommended energy-efficiency home improvements, and on changes in mortgage-lending procedures for energy-efficient homes. The evaluation consisted of telephone and in-person discussions with the project developers, the various professional user groups, the recipients of the energy ratings, and control groups of audit customers that did not receive the energy rating. The evaluation was designed to determine the results of the pilot project, assess the project's effectiveness, and analyze the potential for transferring the rating procedure to other geographic locations.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5973073
Report Number(s):
PNL-4764
ON: DE83015358
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions are illegible in microfiche products. Original copy available until stock is exhausted
Research Org:
Centaur Associates, Inc., Washington, DC (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; HOUSES; ENERGY AUDITS; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; EVALUATION; MASSACHUSETTS; SURVEYS; AUDITS; BUILDINGS; EFFICIENCY; FEDERAL REGION I; NORTH AMERICA; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; USA 320101* -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Residential Buildings-- (-1987); 291000 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Conservation