Partners: Elevate Energy, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
This pilot trains real estate professionals in energy efficiency practices, as well as tests a residential home energy scorecard to provide further energy information to prospective homebuyers.
The project team will first develop and implement an educational outreach plan to the real estate professional community focused on continuing education units, energy efficiency programs, and the Energy eCompliance program, a tool that provides access to home energy use information via real estate listings. Outreach will include lunch-and-learns, trainings and affiliation with local real estate associations.
The team will then examine best practices from across the country to make recommendations for new ways to engage home buyers and sellers with energy efficiency offerings, and will also develop and test a residential home energy scorecard that displays Energy eCompliance information alongside an asset rating like Home Energy Score. These scorecards will be tested with 50 single family homes that have already had a Home Energy Score assessment or received an Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® certificate.