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Home Energy Score Partners

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is partnering with state and local governments, utilities, and non-profit organizations across the country to make the Home Energy Score widely available to homeowners. Current Partners can be found by clicking on this interactive map.  DOE is interested in working with new partners to expand access to the Home Energy Score. Interested programs can read more at the page Information for Interested Partners.

You can find frequently asked questions for Partners on the Frequently Asked Questions page or in this separate document.

Alabama

Statewide

Ruchi Singhal, Executive Director, Nexus Energy Center
Nexus Energy Center
6767 Old Madison Pike, Suite 730
Huntsville, AL 35806
256-539-6225
ruchi@nexusenergycenter.org
www.alabamawise.org

Nexus Energy Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization creating smart energy communities in Alabama through education, conservation, efficiency, and renewable generation. Its AlabamaWISE Program is a community energy program empowering Alabama families to take control of their home's performance. We offer unbiased advice on efficient home improvements, reliable contractor referrals and affordable loans.

Nexus Energy Center plans to include the Score as a standard offer of the Program and will market the Home Energy Score to customers through community events, its contractors, social media and newsletters, local media, and its Program website. Interested customers can sign up on the AlabamaWISE website (www.alabamawise.org) or call 256-539-6272.

California

Alameda and San Francisco Counties

Karen Kho
Senior Program Manager
1537 Webster Street
Oakland, CA 94612
510-891-6500
StopWaste.Org

StopWaste.Org, a joint-powers agency that manages environmental programs in Alameda County, California, chairs a statewide Better Buildings Program committee to advance green labeling in California. Initiatives include offering rebates for green labeling of residential properties, a statewide study of the value of green labeling at the time of sale, and working with real estate stakeholders on the greening of the multiple listing service (MLS).

In 2014, local governments in Alameda and San Francisco Counties will be scoring homes as part of Home Energy Score. Eligible homes include those participating in Energy Upgrade California, a whole-house approach to improving existing homes.

San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles and Inland Empire

Lindsey Hawes
Senior Manager, Building Performance
Center for Sustainable Energy
9325 Sky Park Court, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 244.1177
www.EnergyCenter.org

The Center for Sustainable Energy is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the adoption of clean and renewable energy technologies.  CSE provides energy planning, consulting and technical assistance – energy efficiency audits, strategic plans, distributed generation feasibility assessments, policy guidance, workforce training, energy programs and outreach – to public and private clients.  CSE’s Building Performance team works directly with local governments, regional agencies, contractors and training partners throughout the nation, as well as with the Department of Energy. 

CSE plans to score homes as a part of the San Diego Region Home Energy Score Incentive Program.  The initial program will focus on single family homeowners in San Diego County who hire a home inspector at time of sale; that inspector (Qualified Assessor) will provide a Score alongside the inspection report, to inform the homeowner.

Colorado

Statewide

Benjamin Gromicko
Director, Home Energy Inspection Program
International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI)
1750 30th Street
Boulder, CO 80301
303-502-6214
ben@internachi.org
http://www.nachi.org/home-energy-score.htm

InterNACHI, the nation's largest non-profit inspector accreditation organization, is now providing Colorado homeowners with the Home Energy Score. InterNACHI is committed to educating American homeowners about the functions, materials, systems and components of their properties in order to improve the energy efficiency of their homes and reduce utility costs.

Homeowners interested in the Home Energy Score may contact Ben Gromicko or visit InterNACHI's website.

Denver Metro Area

Peter Rusin
Residential Program Associate
Colorado Energy Office
1580 Logan St., OL1
303-866-2343
Peter.Rusin@state.co.us
www.colorado.gov/energy

The Colorado Energy Office promotes sustainable economic development in Colorado through advancing the state's energy market and industry to create jobs, increase energy security, lower long-term consumer costs, and protect our environment. Current initiatives include training of real estate stakeholders including appraisers, Realtors, and lenders, developing studies on the value of energy efficiency and renewable energy at the time of sale, and encouraging the use of standard green fields now featured in 14 multiple listing service (MLS) vendors that cover 97% of the state's housing stock.

The Colorado Energy Office plans to score homes as a part of an energy efficiency valuation study in select areas of Denver and Jefferson counties in 2013 as part of Home Energy Score. The Colorado Energy Office will market the Home Energy Score to customers through its website, local media, local real estate offices and Metrolist (Colorado's largest MLS). To be eligible for a complimentary Home Energy Score, the home must have been built before 1990, substantially renovated in the last 10 years, be less than 2,500 square feet and either be listed for sale or in the process of being listed.

Interested customers and/or Realtors can sign up to be added to a list for the Home Energy Score by emailing or calling Peter Rusin at the contacts listed above.

Southwestern Colorado

Gregg Dubit
Executive Director
Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency (4CORE)
10 Town Plaza #190
Durango CO 81301
970-259-1916 ext. 114
gregg@fourcore.org

4CORE's mission is to advance resource efficiency in Southwest Colorado. The program inspires its community members to be resource-savvy by offering trainings, providing weatherization services, and sharing energy saving information throughout Southwest Colorado. Resource conservation saves energy and money by helping individuals, families and businesses thrive.

4CORE will score homes in Archuleta, San Juan, Dolores, Montezuma, and La Plata Counties in its first year as a Home Energy Score Partner.

Connecticut

Statewide

The Energy Efficiency Fund
www.energizect.com
1-877-WISE-USE

Energize Connecticut is an initiative dedicated to empowering Connecticut citizens to make smart energy choices, now and in the future. We provide Connecticut consumers, businesses and communities the resources and information they need to make it easy to save energy and build a clean energy future for everyone in the state. It is an initiative of the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority, the state, and your local electric and gas utilities. The initiative has funding support from a charge on customer energy bills

The Energy Efficiency Fund (the Fund) is an essential part of Energize Connecticut, the state’s new branding initiative to help consumers save money and use clean, affordable energy.  The Fund is administered by the state’s two electric investor owned utility companies, The United Illuminating Company and The Connecticut Light & Power Company, as well as the three natural gas companies, Yankee Gas Services Company, Connecticut Natural Gas and the Southern Connecticut Gas Company.  The Fund’s mission is to advance the efficient use of energy, reduce air pollution and negative environmental impacts, and to promote economic development and energy security within the state of Connecticut.

The Home Energy Score will be marketed to Connecticut customers through its existing Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program, Home Energy Solutions.  Interested customers may sign-up for the Home Energy Solutions program and receive a Home Energy Score as part of the service on the Energize Connecticut website, or by calling 1-877-WISE-USE.

Georgia

Statewide

Southface Energy Institute
Eyu-Jin Kim
Project Manager – Residential Building Services
241 Pine Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
404-872-3549
homeenergyscore@southface.org
www.southface.org

For more than 30 years, Southface Energy Institute (Southface) has promoted energy-, water- and resource-efficient workplaces, homes, and communities throughout the southeast United States. Through its many residential programs, Southface plans to score homes in Georgia and other southeast states.

Interested homeowners and building professionals interested in incorporating the Home Energy Scoring tool into their services should contact Southface at homeenergyscore@southface.org.

Illinois

Statewide

Illinois Home Performance
Kelsey Horton, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
khorton@mwalliance.org
info@illinoishomeperformance.org
www.illinoishomeperformance.org

Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance and Elevate Energy have partnered to offer Home Energy Score. Home Energy Score will be implemented under the Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program (IHP).

IHP connects homeowners with qualified contractors and energy assessors who evaluate existing homes' energy efficiency and offer home improvements, which result in energy savings and improved comfort and safety, durability, and value.

IHP will integrate the Home Energy Score into its energy assessments to help homeowners evaluate the benefits of performing energy upgrades recommended in the energy assessment. The program will begin in Northern Illinois (in the Chicago metropolitan area and the City of Rockford) and will expand to Central and Southern Illinois.

Homeowners interested in participating are encouraged to complete a free home energy profile on the Illinois Home Performance website and contact an IHP Participating Contractor to schedule an energy assessment.

Massachusetts

Statewide

ECHO/Energy New England
Coming soon!

Michigan

Bath and Dewitt Townships, Mid-Michigan Grand River Avenue Corridor; Upper Peninsula and Lower Peninsula

Michigan Energy Options
517-337-0422
info@michiganenergyoptions.org

Bath and Dewitt Townships, Mid-Michigan Grand River Avenue Corridor
David Meeder, Energy Programs Manager
405 Grove St., East Lansing, MI 48823
dmeeder@michiganenergyoptions.org
517-337-0422 ext.1308

Upper Peninsula
Michael Larson, Upper Peninsula Office Manager
205 Front St., Suite 2F, Marquette, MI 49855
mlarson@michiganenergyoptions.org
906-226-1136

Upper Lower Peninsula
TJ Brown, Programs Manager
tbrown@michiganenergyoptions.org
906-235-2810

For more than 30 years Michigan Energy Options (MEO), formerly known as Urban and Northern Options, has helped over 1 million people save energy and money, adopt renewable energy, reduce greenhouse gasses and lead more sustainable lives. Through our comprehensive understanding of numerous issues and our talented and experienced staff, we are a leader in the state of Michigan.

In 2014, MEO will score homes in its three main service areas: the Grand River Avenue corridor in Mid-Michigan including Bath and Dewitt Townships; the Upper Peninsula of Michigan; and the northern tier of the Lower Peninsula, especially around the Grand Traverse region.

MEO will market the Home Energy Score through its newsletters, webpage, and call center. MEO welcomes homeowners to request a Home Energy Score and hopes to further relationships with new homebuyers and existing homeowners in the state of Michigan.

For more information, contact the regional representative listed below, email info@michiganenergyoptions.org, or call 517-337-0422.

Coldwater

Bob Granger, Energy Optimization Program Manager
Coldwater Board of Public Utilities
Coldwater, Michigan 490369
517-279-6910
bgranger@coldwater.org
www.coldwater.org

The Coldwater Board of Public Utilities (CBPU) provides electricity to over 6,800 customers in Coldwater, MI. Through its Energy Optimization (EO) program, the CBPU is committed to helping its customers become more energy efficient. As a Home Energy Score Partner, the CBPU plans to score homes in Coldwater, MI, to support its existing residential energy efficiency efforts. Homeowners interested in having their home scored can contact Bob Granger at bgranger@coldwater.org.

Missouri

Statewide

Jim Mikel
Chairman
Spirit Foundation
Austin, Texas
877-766-0140
info@thespiritfoundation.org
www.thespiritfoundation.org

Spirit Foundation assists communities with job growth and training in sustainable industries. Spirit Foundation supports Wounded Warriors as well as several national hotlines that prevent drug abuse, child abuse, and domestic violence.

Spirit Foundation plans to score homes in Missouri and Texas as a Home Energy Score Partner. Spirit Foundation has partnered with BPI, SolarCity, the FHA PowerSaver program, and others to provide an innovative training program to assist wounded warriors and others in entering the workforce as Home Energy Score Qualified Assessors/BPI Raters.

Homeowners can request a Home Energy Score from www.homescore.org.

Columbia Metropolitan Area and Boone County

Terry Freeman
Residential Energy Services Supervisor
Columbia Water & Light
City of Columbia, Missouri
PO Box 6015
Columbia, MO
573-874-7325
twfreema@gocolumbiamo.com
www.columbiapowerpartners.com

Columbia Water & Light is a municipally owned electric utility in Missouri. The City of Columbia has offered energy efficiency programs since the 1970s; participation rates in these programs have continued to grow over the years. Together with Boone Electric Cooperative, Columbia Water & Light will incorporate the Home Energy Score program into its Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program.

Columbia Water & Light plans to score homes in the Columbia metropolitan area and Boone County as a Home Energy Score Partner.

National Coverage

Building Performance Institute, Inc.
Tiger Adolf
Director of Program Design and Market Development
107 Hermes Road, Suite 110
Malta, NY 12020
518-899-2727
TAdolf@bpi.org
www.bpi.org

Building Performance Institute (BPI), the nation's premier building performance credentialing, quality assurance and standards setting organization, develops technical standards using an open, transparent, consensus-based process built on sound building science. BPI is approved by the American National Standards Institute, Inc. (ANSI) as an accredited developer of American National Standards and as a certifying body for personnel credentials. In 2013, there were over 25,000 BPI certified professionals in the U.S., several U.S. territories, Canada and Taiwan.

As a Home Energy Score Partner, BPI expects to provide Home Energy Scores to homeowners in markets throughout the country. Homeowners can learn more and find participating Qualified Assessors by using BPI's online Locator Tool. BPI will voluntarily limit its Home Energy Score Qualified Assessors to scoring existing homes at this time.

Heather Dunphy, Customer Service Manager
US Inspect
3650 Concorde Parkway, Suite 100
Chantilly, VA 20151
703-293-1429
hdunphy@usinspect.com
www.usinspect.com

US Inspect is the nation’s leading employee-based inspection services firm, delivering residential, relocation and commercial inspections since 1986. With over three million residential inspections, its reputation is built on decades of honesty, integrity and excellent service to its customers at one of the most important life decisions – buying a home. US Inspect is committed to ensuring that each of its customers enjoys an exceptional inspection experience.

US Inspect plans to score approximately 2,000 homes across the country in 2014-2015 as part of the Home Energy Score.

Interested customers can schedule a Home Energy Score on the US Inspect website or by calling 1-888-874-6773.

Nevada

Reno and Las Vegas

EnergyFit Nevada
Coming soon!

New Jersey

Ocean, Monmouth and parts of Morris Counties

Susan Ellman
Energy Efficiency Marketing Manager
New Jersey Natural Gas
The SAVEGREEN Project®
877-455-NJNG (6564)
savegreen@njng.com

New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) launched The SAVEGREEN Project in September 2009 to support its ongoing effort to educate customers on energy efficiency and provide them with money-saving incentives to make the right energy choices for their families, homes, businesses and communities. The SAVEGREEN Project offers customers free home energy audits and rebates to customers who participate in the New Jersey's Clean Energy Program™.

NJNG's SAVEGREEN Project expects to score approximately 500 homes in Ocean, Monmouth, and parts of Morris Counties. Homeowners who receive an audit through the SAVEGREEN enhanced rebate program or have a proactive home energy audit performed by NJNG may participate in the Home Energy Score program.

For more information, call 1-877-455-NJNG (6564), or visit The SAVEGREEN Project website.

New York

Long Island

John Franceschina, Director of Residential Programs
PSEG Long Island
516-719-9843
John.Franceschina@pseg.com
www.psegliny.com

PSEG Long Island provides electric service to more than 1.1 million customers in Nassau and Suffolk counties and the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens, NY.

PSEG Long Island expects to provide the Home Energy Score to all customers participating in its Home Performance Programs. The opportunity to obtain a Home Energy Score will be available to any PSEG Long Island customer who receives an audit through its Home Performance Programs.

For more information, call 1-877-ESTAR-LI (378-2754).

Oregon

Eugene and surrounding McKenzie River area

Matt Lutter
Energy Management Specialist
Eugene Water & Electric Board
500 East 4th Avenue
P.O. Box 10148
Eugene, OR 97440-2148
541-685-7000
matt.lutter@eweb.org
www.eweb.org

Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) is a publically owned utility serving 87,000 electric and 51,000 water customers in Eugene, Oregon, and the surrounding McKenzie River area. Since the late 1970s, EWEB has fulfilled its mission "to be an outstanding provider of energy and water products that meet customer needs and benefit the citizens of Eugene" by offering its customers energy efficiency programs. EWEB customers can receive energy audits, energy efficiency recommendations, and quality installations by local contractors through EWEB's programs.

Customers who participated in the Solarize Eugene program are eligible to receive a Home Energy Score. Other EWEB customers may contact Matt Lutter to find out if they are eligible for a Home Energy Score.

South Carolina

Charleston County

CharlestonWISE Program
www.charlestonwise.org
For questions about scheduling a Home Energy Score, contact:

Lindsey Graham
CharlestonWISE Program Associate
113 Calhoun St.
Charleston, SC 29401
843-529-3421
lindsey@sustainabilityinstitutesc.org

For questions about Home Energy Score partnership or about becoming a participating contractor, contact:

Joe Dukes
CharlestonWISE Program Manager
113 Calhoun St.
Charleston, SC 29401
joe@sustainabilityinstitutesc.org

CharlestonWISE is a program of the non-profit Sustainability Institute, an award-winning, nonprofit organization with a mission of empowering South Carolina communities to transform homes and workplaces to conserve energy and reduce the overall environmental impact.

The CharlestonWISE program is funded by a DOE Better Buildings Neighborhood grant through the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance with the goal of transforming the market for home energy improvements in South Carolina through a network of trained and certified home performance contractors.

The CharlestonWISE Home Energy Score will be initially available in Charleston County, including the municipalities of Charleston, North Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, James Island, and Kiawah Island.

Homeowners can visit the CharlestonWISE website to sign up and select a participating contractor. That contractor will provide the Home Energy Score as part of a comprehensive home energy upgrade proposal to achieve 20% energy savings and leverage program and utility incentives up to 60% of the job cost.

Texas

Austin

Jim Mikel
Chairman
Spirit Foundation
Austin, Texas
877-766-0140
info@thespiritfoundation.org
www.thespiritfoundation.org

Spirit Foundation assists communities with job growth and training in sustainable industries. Spirit Foundation supports Wounded Warriors as well as several national hotlines that prevent drug abuse, child abuse, and domestic violence.

Spirit Foundation plans to score homes in Missouri and Texas as a Home Energy Score Partner. Spirit Foundation has partnered with BPI, SolarCity, the FHA PowerSaver program, and others to provide an innovative training program to assist wounded warriors and others in entering the workforce as Home Energy Score Qualified Assessors/BPI Raters.

Homeowners can request a Home Energy Score from www.homescore.org.

Vermont

Statewide

Leslie Badger, Senior Analyst
Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
Burlington, VT 05401
802-540-7696
lbadger@veic.org
www.efficiencyvermont.com

Efficiency Vermont is an Energy Efficiency Utility providing comprehensive electric and thermal energy efficiency services to homes and businesses across Vermont. Efficiency Vermont is serving as the statewide coordinator for the Vermont Home Energy Score, on behalf of a coalition of residential retrofit programs including the Weatherization Assistance Program, Vermont Gas Systems, and NeighborWorks of Western Vermont.

Efficiency Vermont plans to score approximately 500 homes in the first year of program delivery, with potential to scale to 2,500 homes per year once fully ramped up. Beginning in 2015, Home Energy Scores will be available to Vermont homeowners who complete energy efficiency improvements through the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program.

Virginia

Central and Northern Virginia

Local Energy Alliance Program
Phone: 434-227-4666
Twitter: @LEAP_VA
Facebook: Local Energy Alliance Program
leap-va.org/energyscore

Point of contact for Central VA:

Guy A. Caroselli
Residential Energy Services Manager
Mobile: 434-906-9408
guy@leap-va.org

Point of contact for Northern VA:

Michael Hogan
Residential Energy Services Manager
Mobile: 202-222-5426
Michael@leap-va.org

The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) is a non-profit energy efficiency program administrator for Albemarle, Nelson, Louisa, Greene and Fluvanna Counties in Central Virginia, and Arlington, Loudoun, Prince William, and Fairfax Counties in Northern Virginia. LEAP sponsors Home Performance with ENERGY STAR and provides homeowners with a one-stop shop for energy improvements, including financing and pre-qualified contractors.

LEAP plans to score homes in Northern and Central Virginia as part of Home Energy Score. For more information on LEAP's Home Energy Score program, visit LEAP's website.

Roanoke and New River Valleys

Mason Cavell, Director, Clean Energy Programs
Community Housing Partners
550 Industrial Dr.
Christiansburg, VA 24073
540-267-6137
mcavell@chpc2.org
www.CHPEnergyStar.org

Community Housing Partners is an affordable housing and energy efficiency organization based in Southwest Virginia. CHP is the largest provider of weatherization services in the state, retrofitting over 800 homes per year and designing and building 400 energy efficient homes per year. Working with local community action agencies, utility companies, various housing agencies and financial institutions, CHP leverages multiple resources and broad expertise to provide the most comprehensive set of housing and energy services in the state.

Through the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program, CHP and its network of participating home performance contractors will provide the Home Energy Score in conjunction with low-cost Healthy and Efficient Home Evaluations. CHP plans to issue 220 Home Energy Scores in 2014-2015 in Roanoke and the New River Valley.

Residents can learn more by visiting the website, calling Mason at 540-267-6137, or attending one of our Home Energy Workshops, neighborhood presentations, or contacting our partner groups Save-A-Ton, RC Clear, or Sustainable Blacksburg.

Wisconsin

Watertown and Whitewater

Focus on Energy - Program Implementer
Carter Dedolph, Senior Program Manager
2821 Dairy Drive, Suite 5
Madison, WI 53718
608-729-9104
Carter.dedolph@csgrp.com
www.focusonenergy.com

Focus on Energy - Program Administrator
Paul Grimyser, Program Lead
1 S. Pinckney St., Suite 340
Madison, WI 53703
608-230-7024
Paul.grimyser@cbi.com
www.focusonenergy.com

Focus on Energy is Wisconsin utilities' statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource program. Since 2001, the program has worked with eligible Wisconsin residents and businesses to install cost-effective energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The information, resources and financial incentives we provide help to implement energy saving projects that otherwise would not be completed, or to complete projects sooner than scheduled.

Focus on Energy plans to score 600 homes as a special offering in Whitewater and Watertown during the fall of 2014 as part of Express Energy Efficiency Program.

Focus on Energy will market the Home Energy Score to select homeowners as part of the Express Energy Efficiency program through mailings from their local utility. Customers that are interested in the Express Energy Efficiency can sign-up by calling 1-855-533-8103; but the Home Energy Score is limited to selected homeowners during the 2014 program year.