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Title: Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

Home Performance with ENERGY STAR
  • Improving the Energy Performance of Americas
    Existing Homes
  • Ed Pollock
  • U.S. Department of Energy,
  • Building Technologies Program
  • September 20, 2007

U.S. Existing Homes American dreams with
nightmare energy bills and comfort problems
Americans spend an average of 1,900 per year per
household on energy bills
Over half of all single-family homes in the U.S.
were built before modern energy codes
4.2 Quads Potential Savings the equivalent of 720
million barrels of oil or 492 400MW coal power
plants. (Based on 25 improvement using currently
available technologies)
Supply and Demand for HPwES
  • Homeowners are demanding
  • Home comfort improvements
  • Green improvements
  • Energy efficiency improvements
  • Insulation upgrades each year, 2.5 million homes
    are re-insulated, with 1 million improved by
  • Contractors are supplying
  • Increased interest in retrofit market due to
    reduced housing starts
  • 25 improvement in homes energy performance with
    off-the-shelf technologies is typical
  • Additional improvement could be supplied with
    applied research to attain a ZEH goal for
  • Quality assurance that protects the consumers via
    robust contractor credentialing

Standards and Field Guides
  • Development of home performance contracting
    standards via Building Performance Institute
    (BPI) and gaining ANSI approval for these
  • Development of field guides for home
    performance contracting (also with BPI)
  • Home Energy Assessment
  • Shell Improvements
  • Mechanical Systems
  • PV Systems
  • Solar Thermal Systems

Home Performance Contracting Training
  • Modification of existing high-quality training
    for other climate zones
  • Dissemination via community colleges, USDA
    Extension Service, National Association of State
    Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC),
    community colleges and on-line modules

Consumer Financing
  • Exploring using EPACT 2005 for loan guarantees
    for financing for home performance improvements
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