|At the request of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), NCSHA will be hosting a webinar for HFAs to discuss DOE’s Home Energy Score initiative. The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, June 28 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern. Representing DOE on the webinar will be Ely Jacobsohn, Program Manager of the Home Performance with Energy Star program, and Joan Glickman, Program Manager of Home Energy Score.
Similar to a miles-per-gallon rating, the Home Energy Score provides homeowners and homebuyers with information about a home’s expected energy performance, as well as recommendations for cost-effective energy improvements. The information is presented to consumers in a straightforward and easy to understand format:
DOE created the Home Energy Score to provide consumers a tool for comparing homes at point of sale and to encourage consumers to make energy efficiency upgrades. Both Fannie Mae and the Federal Housing Administration have recently allowed a residence’s Home Energy Score to be considered when calculating a borrower’s debt-to-income ratio.
DOE believes that HFAs are particularly well positioned to take advantage of Home Energy Score, which they believe will help to promote sustainable homeownership.
You can register for the webinar here.