Berkeley Lab’s collaborative partnership with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) on the Home Energy ScoreTM software suite has been awarded a national 2022 Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Impact Award.
Home Energy Score (HEScore) is a free, web-based tool for homeowners who want to monitor the energy efficiency of their homes. HEScore generates a customized rating for a home’s energy use. The scoring tool translates home facts—square footage, number of rooms and heating/cooling systems—into a numerical rating of its energy performance compared to other homes. The website, the first tool of its kind, has been under development since 2012. Starting in 2015, PNNL, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory collaborated through 2021 to improve the design. HEScore users include homeowners, buyers, renters, energy auditors and software developers.
Home Energy Score team: Leo Rainer (Building Technology and Urban Systems Division of the Energy Technologies Area) from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Charlie Holly, Dave Millard, Ben Stuermer, Jennifer Lee, Matt McDuff, Michael Roper, Prescott Davis, Yan Zhou, Sara Hunt from PNNL; and National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
FLC Award winners will be honored at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 6, at the FLC 2022 National Meeting to be held in Cleveland, Ohio.
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