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Home Energy Score Partners

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, along with descriptions of their residential energy efficiency efforts, can be found by clicking on this interactive map. To become a Home Energy Score Partner, an organization must score a minimum of 200 homes in the first year, and provide quality assurance by rescoring 5% of these homes. Organizations interested in becoming a Partner can contact the program via email at homeenergyscore@ee.doe.gov.

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

Alabama

Statewide

Daniel Tait, AlabamaWISE Program Manager
Nexus Energy Center
6767 Old Madison Pike, Suite 730
Huntsville, AL 35806
256-539-6272
daniel@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 score approximately 200 homes 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.

Arizona

Statewide

Foundation for Senior Living – Home Improvements
Coming soon!

Arkansas

Central Arkansas and Little Rock Metropolitan Area

Home Energy Affordability Loan (HEAL) a project of the William J. Clinton Foundation
Keith Canfield
610 President Clinton Avenue, 2nd Floor
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-748-0463
heal@clintonfoundation.org
http://www.clintonfoundation.org/clinton-presidential-center/about/heal

The Home Energy Affordability Loan (HEAL), a project of the William J. Clinton Foundation's Clinton Climate Initiative—Arkansas (CCI-AR), is a unique, energy-based employee benefits program designed to improve quality of life, at both the corporate and homeowner levels, by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving energy performance in commercial and residential buildings. By enlisting employers to offer the HEAL program to qualifying employees and community members, the program is able to make a large-scale and rapid impact in energy usage, greenhouse gas emissions, and employment opportunities.

HEAL plans to score over 200 homes as part of Home Energy Score for qualifying employees of participating employers in central Arkansas and the Little Rock metropolitan area. Homeowners in Central Arkansas living within 60 miles of Little Rock that have utility service through Entergy or CenterPoint, but are not affiliated with a participating employer, can request to have their homes scored on a space available basis by the program.

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 at least 200 homes as part of Home Energy Score. Eligible homes include those participating in Energy Upgrade California, a whole-house approach to improving existing homes.

Colorado

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.

In 2014, InterNACHI plans to score more than 250 homes in Colorado. 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 approximately 200 homes as 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 a minimum of 200 homes in Archuleta, San Juan, Dolores, Montezuma, and La Plata Counties in its first year as a Home Energy Score Partner.

Connecticut

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.

Florida

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.

In 2013, Florida passed the Building Code Bill to change the structure of the state’s rating system by removing regulatory oversight to allow market forces to support Florida's consumers and recognizes BPI as a rating system provider. The law also requires real estate professionals to notify purchasers of the right to have a rating at the time of sale in a real estate transaction.

As a Home Energy Score Partner, BPI expects to provide Home Energy Scores to more than 200 Florida homeowners in 2014. 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.

Georgia

Southface Energy Institute
Sydney Roberts, Ph.D.
Southface Home Services Program Manager
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 approximately 200 homes in Georgia and other southeast states within the first year as a Partner.

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

Illinois

Illinois Home Performance
Patrick MacRoy, Elevate Energy
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. IHP will score at least 200 homes. 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

Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard

Margaret Song
Residential Program Manager
Cape Light Compact
P.O. Box 427 SCH
Barnstable, MA 02630
508-375-6843
msong@capelightcompact.org
www.capelightcompact.org

Cape Light Compact is an intergovernmental organization composed of the 21 towns and two counties on Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard, MA, and serves 200,000 energy customers. It works with energy improvement contractors to better serve homeowners and encourage consumers to get home energy upgrades. Cape Light Compact offers home energy assessments as part of the Mass Save® program.

Cape Light Compact plans to score approximately 200 homes as a seasonal offering in Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard as part of Home Energy Score.

Cape Light Compact will market the Home Energy Score to customers through its newsletter, local media, and its website. Interested customers can sign up on the Cape Light Compact Newsletter Web page or call 1-800-797-6699 to be added to a list for the Home Energy Score.

Municipal utility service territories throughout Massachusetts

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 200 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 approximately 200 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

Jim Mikel
Chairman
Spirit Foundation
St. Louis, MO
Phone: 636-791-1031and 512-520-5551
info@homescore.org
www.homescore.org

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

Spirit Foundation plans to score 500 homes in Missouri in its first year as a Home Energy Score Partner. Spirit Foundation will partner with the University of Missouri-Extension to provide an innovative training program to assist wounded warriors and others in entering the workforce as Home Energy Score Qualified Assessors.

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's goal is to score more than 200 homes in the Columbia metropolitan area and Boone County a year as a Home Energy Score Partner.

Northwest Missouri - Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Clinton, DeKalb, Gentry, Holt, Nodaway, and Worth counties

Glenn Miller
Housing & Energy Director
Community Services, Inc.
1212-B South Main Street
Maryville, MO 64468
660-582-3113
gmiller@asde.net
www.homeimprovement4u.org

Community Services, Inc., a Community Action Partnership Agency, has been providing weatherization services through the Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program since 1978. In 2011, Community Services, Inc. created Home Sealers LLC, a fee-for-service weatherization and energy retrofit contracting company to expand the energy saving benefits of weatherization to all members of our community.

Home Sealers LLC provides homeowners with energy audits, home inspections, mold and lead testing, and home energy retrofits via the use of their own trained technicians or by connecting homeowners with qualified local contractors. This maximizes the savings potential homeowners can realize by the implementation of recommended energy saving measures, and to improve the health and safety aspects of each property serviced.

Community Services, Inc. plans to score 200 homes in their service area via the Home Sealers Program by including a Home Energy Score Assessment for all present and future customers. Additionally, Community Services, Inc. will market the Home Energy Score Program via local media and through the Home Sealers LLC website at www.homeimprovements4u.org.

National coverage

The American Society of Home Inspectors, Inc.®
Jeffrey Arnold, Executive Director
932 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL 60016
847-759-2820
http://www.ashi.org/

The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), founded in 1976, is North America's oldest and most respected professional society of home inspectors. It is committed to building customer awareness of the importance of a quality home inspection and to enhancing the professionalism of home inspectors. ASHI's mission is to set and promote standards for property inspections and to provide the educational programs needed to achieve excellence in the profession. ASHI will offer the Home Energy Score nationwide, wherever a participating assessor exists.

ASHI plans to score at least 200 homes in its first year as a Home Energy Score Partner. Participating ASHI inspectors can be found on the ASHI website, by using the "Find an Inspector" tool or by clicking on the Home Energy Score link found on the home page.

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

Babylon

Will Schweiger
Home Energy Score Project Coordinator
Town of Babylon
631-422-4411
wschweiger@townofbabylon.com
www.ligreenhomes.com

Long Island Green Homes was launched by the Town of Babylon in 2008. It is the nation's first operational residential energy efficiency retrofit program based on property assessed clean energy (PACE) financing. In just over three years, Long Island Green Homes has retrofitted over 650 houses with an average savings-to-investment ratio of 1.82 and $1,150 in annual energy savings per household. Long Island Green Homes' program principles have been adopted by six other municipalities on Long Island and the Long Island Green Homes consortium has teamed with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to offer their free audits and low-interest financial product Island-wide.

Long Island Green Homes plans to score a minimum of 200 homes in the Town of Babylon in its first year as a Home Energy Score Partner.

Home Energy Score assessments will be provided free of charge to participants that sign up for energy audits through the Town of Babylon's existing residential efficiency program. Interested Babylon residents are encouraged to fill out the online intake form on the Long Island Green Homes website. Home Energy Assessors will be paired with participants based upon availability. To guarantee a Home Energy Assessor visit, participants should note their interest in the Home Energy Score program on their intake form.

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 score at least 200 homes per year and 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.

EWEB plans to score 200 homes. 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.

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Metropolitan Area

Zachary Popkin
215-609-1043
zacharyp@ecasavesenergy.org

The Energy Coordinating Agency (ECA) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to helping people save energy and work toward a more sustainable and equitable energy future. It administers a broad range of energy efficiency programs for both new and existing buildings.

The Energy Coordinating Agency plans to score more than 200 homes in the Philadelphia metropolitan area as part of Home Energy Score.

For more information about the Energy Coordinating Agency's Home Energy Score program, or to sign up to have your home assessed, call 215-609-1043 or email zacharyp@ecasavesenergy.org.

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. Participating CharlestonWISE contractors will score and retrofit more than 300 single family homes.

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.

Utah

Statewide

David Broadbent, Residential Program Coordinator

UHEPA
1733 Oaksprings Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
801-597-4000
Uhepa.org—Site under construction

Utah Home Energy Performance Association (UHEPA) is a non-profit professional organization of home performance auditors, contractors, energy providers, educators and government agencies. The association is dedicated to informing Utah homeowners about the advantages of energy efficiency and providing access to qualified professionals and technical resources that are able to deliver home energy efficiency services to over 1 million homeowners throughout the state.

UHEPA will offer the Home Energy Score to homeowners through its home energy efficiency professional membership organization and cross-market the Score with its energy provider and government agency members. UHEPA will also sponsor numerous home efficiency educational events throughout the state each year.

UHEPA plans to deliver the Home Energy Score to over 250 Utah homeowners throughout the state each year. Interested homeowners can sign up to have their homes scored by calling 801-597-4000.

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 200 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.