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There's a lot of talk about "energy-efficiency" and "green-homes," but how do you really know about a home's energy profile? …

There's a lot of talk about "energy-efficiency" and "green-homes," but how do you really know about a home's energy profile?

What if there is an easy to understand tool that shows you exactly where a home is losing energy (money) but more importantly, helps you to figure out what you can do to fix it?

Don't miss our Home Energy Score webinar, limited seats available. The Home Energy Score is the Department of Energy's new energy efficiency tool and US Inspect is the nation's single largest partner to the DOE.

Our resident expert and Field Manager Tim Tucker knows all about the Home Energy Score.

Thursday - April 24, 3:00 PM EST

What is the Department of Energy's Home Energy Score?
How can a homebuyer or homeowner use the report to save energy?
Is the HES mandated in your state? Will it be?
What are the benefits to agents, buyers, and sellers?
Does the HES affect your MLS system?

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  • 1. Proprietary  and  Confidential   3650  Concorde  Parkway  –  Suite  100,  Chantilly,  VA  20151  •  www.usinspect.com  •  888.USINSPECT   Home  Energy  Score   April  24th,  2014   1pm  
  • 2. Proprietary  and  Confidential   Timothy  W.  Tucker,  ACI  &  CBO   International  Code  Council-­‐  Certified  Building  Official  (CBO,  CHCO,  CBCO,  CPCO  &  CMCO)    -­‐  Plan  Review    -­‐  Inspections    -­‐  Code  Enforcement                Commercial  Building  Inspections    -­‐  Property  Condition  Assessments  -­‐  ASTM  E2018  Standards    -­‐  Property  Needs  Assessment    -­‐  Phase  1  Environmental  Assessment                  Construction  Draw  &  Monitoring  Inspections                  Reserve  Studies                    As-­‐Built  Drawings   American  Society  of  Home  Inspectors-­‐  ASHI  Certified  Inspector,  (ACI)      -­‐  Home  Inspections    -­‐  Termite  Inspections    -­‐  Radon  Testing    -­‐  Well  &  Septic  Inspections   Building  Performance  Institute  (BPI)  Certified  Building  Analyst  &  Envelope  Professional    -­‐  Energy  Audit    -­‐  Weatherization  Inspections    -­‐  Home  Energy  Score  Qualified  Assessor     Over  8,000  inspection's  personally  performed  across  the  country  over  the  past  20  years.   2  
  • 3. Proprietary  and  Confidential   Agenda   •  What  is  the  Home  Energy  Score   •  Home  Energy  Score  Qualified  Assessor   •  Home  Energy  Score  Label   •  Benefits  for  Homeowner   •  Benefits  for  Real  Estate  Professionals   •  Recommendations   •  Improvements  recommended  now   •  Replace  Later   •  Concerns  or  Opportunities   •  Green  MLS  Implementation   •  Summary  &  Questions   3  
  • 4. Proprietary  and  Confidential   What  is  a  Home  Energy  Score   •  The  Home  Energy  Score  allows  homeowners  to  compare  the  energy   performance  of  their  homes  to  other  homes  nationwide.   •  The  Home  Energy  Score  is  similar  to  a  vehicle's  mile-­‐per-­‐gallon  rating.   •  Low  cost  service     •  Takes  about  15-­‐20  minutes  if  in  concert  with  other  assessment  (Home  Inspection)   •  Approximately  1  hour  if  stand-­‐alone     •  Not  intended  to  replace  a  full  energy  audit  or  diagnostics     •  At  this  time  only  Single  Family  Dwelling’s  can  be  scored.   4  
  • 5. Proprietary  and  Confidential   Home  Energy  Score     •  The  process  starts  with  a  Home  Energy  Score  Qualified  Assessor     •  The  Home  Energy  Score  Qualified  Assessor  collects  information  about  the   homes  characteristics  (40  specific  pieces)  during  a  brief  home  walk-­‐through.   •  Information  is  inputted  into  the  Energy  Modeling  Software  developed  by   the  U.S.  Department  of  Energy  and  Lawrence  Berkeley  National  Laboratory.   The  software  then  converts  the  estimated  energy  use  into  a  Score,  based  on   a  10-­‐point  scale.     5  
  • 6. Proprietary  and  Confidential   Home  Energy  Score  Label   6  
  • 7. Proprietary  and  Confidential   Home  Energy  Score  Label   • The  Home  Energy  Score  label  lists:   •  Home  address   •  Home  size  in  square  feet   •  Interior  square  footage  which  is  heated  or  cooled   •  If  A/C  is  used   •  Year  built   •  Current  Home  Energy  Score  –  using  present  state  as  basis   •  Home  Energy  Score  after  upgrades  are  made   •  Estimated  10-­‐year  savings   7  
  • 8. Proprietary  and  Confidential   Home  Energy  Score  Label   8  
  • 9. Proprietary  and  Confidential   Home  Energy  Score  Label   9  
  • 10. Proprietary  and  Confidential   Home  Energy  Score  Label   10  
  • 11. Proprietary  and  Confidential   Home  Energy  Score  Label   11  
  • 12. Proprietary  and  Confidential   Home  Energy  Score  Label   12  
  • 13. Proprietary  and  Confidential   Benefits  for  Homeowners   •  Understand  your  home’s  energy  performance   compared  to  other  houses  in  your  neighborhood   •  Customized  recommendations  for  energy-­‐ improvements   •  Annualized  cost  savings  if  recommendations  are   implemented   •  Maximize  efficiency  and  savings  on  utility  bills   13  
  • 14. Proprietary  and  Confidential   Benefits  for  Real  Estate  Professionals   •  Home  Energy  Score  is  a  differentiator   •  National  Association  of  Home  Builders-­‐  “What  home  buyers  really  want”   May  1,  2013   •  91  percent  want  an  energy-­‐star  rating  for  the  whole  home     •  The  Home  Energy  Score  is  relatively  inexpensive  and  pays  for  itself   •   Majority  of  improvements  are  simple  fixes   14  
  • 15. Proprietary  and  Confidential   Recommendations  –  Improvements  to  make  now   These  upgrades  can  help  you  save  energy  right  away     •  Attic  insulation   •  Basement  wall  insulation   •  Basement/crawlspace  floor  insulation   •  Crawlspace  wall  insulation   •  Air  tightness   •  Exterior  walls   •  Ducts  -­‐  seal   •  Ducts  -­‐  insulate     15  
  • 16. Proprietary  and  Confidential   Recommendations  -­‐  Replace  Later   Recommendations  for  when  you  replace  the  affected  equipment  at  a  later   time  when  needed  or  desired.       •  Central  air  conditioner  –  ENERGY  STAR  unit     •  Boiler  or  Furnace  or  Heat  pump  –  ENERGY  STAR  unit     •  Room  air  conditioner  –  ENERGY  STAR  unit     •  Roof  –  increased  reflectance     •  Roof  –  insulated  sheathing     •  Skylights  –  ENERGY  STAR  units     •  Siding  –  insulated  exterior  sheathing     •  Water  heater  –  ENERGY  STAR  unit     •  Windows  –  ENERGY  STAR  units   16  
  • 17. Proprietary  and  Confidential   Concerns  or  Opportunities   NAR  Participates  in  DOE  Home  Energy  Score  Conference     •  Labeling  can  stigmatize  older  properties  that  are  not  as  energy  efficient  as   newer  buildings.     •  REALTORS®  who  participated  in  the  conference  made  the  observation  that   consumers  were  already  requesting  and  obtaining  this  kind  of  information   through  market-­‐based  mechanisms  and  made  the  case  that  real  estate   markets  are  responding  to  consumer  demand  for  this  data.   According  to  Realtor  Magazine,  July  16th,  2012  Story  By  Russell  W.  Riggs,  Austin  Perez   17  
  • 18. Proprietary  and  Confidential   Green  MLS  Implementation   18  
  • 19. Proprietary  and  Confidential   Green  MLS  Implementation   •  Residential  accounts  for  22%  of  the  entire  US  energy  consumption   •  120  million  homes  in  US   •  2  million  new  homes  constructed  annually   •  21%  of  the  total  carbon  dioxide  emissions   •  Solution:  move  towards  sustainable  construction  and  energy  retrofits   19  
  • 20. Proprietary  and  Confidential   Financing  Energy  Improvements     20  
  • 21. Rebate Programs for Renewables. www.dsireusa.org / January 2013. 16 States, + Washington DC and 2 territories offer rebates for renewables.Notes: This map does not include rebates for geothermal heat pumps, daylighting or other energy efficiency technologies.
  • 22. Tax Credits for Renewables www.dsireusa.org / January 2013 Corporate tax credit(s) only Personal + corporate tax credit(s) Notes: This map does not include corporate or personal tax deductions or exemptions; or tax incentives for geothermal heat pumps. Personal tax credit(s) only Puerto Rico   DC 24 states offer tax credits for renewables
  • 23. Property Tax Incentives for Renewables.. www.dsireusa.org / January 2013 38 States, +Washington DC & Puerto Rico, offer property tax incentives for renewables. DC
  • 24. Proprietary  and  Confidential   Home  Energy  Score   Questions?  
  • 25. Proprietary  and  Confidential   Get  a  free  estimate  online  now  at     www.usinspect.com/free-­‐estimate     Get  10%  off  your  entire  online  order  –  Valid  until  May  22,  2014   “MYENERGY10”     (case-­‐sensitive,  exclusively  online-­‐only  orders)     Thank  You!     Thank  you