The Building Performance Institute (BPI) is currently encouraging stakeholders in the home performance industry to review and provide input on the U.S. Department of Energy’s proposal to create a National Energy Rating Program for homes. The U.S. Department of Energy issued a Request for Information on June 8, 2010 welcoming interested parties to present their comments.
The goal of the National Energy Rating Program for Homes is to create standardized approaches for evaluating home energy performance and options for conveying this information to consumers. Issues under consideration include: how to measure energy performance, what performance metrics to use, and how to best present information to consumers.
The RFI is seeking public input on the following aspects of the program:
- Guiding principles for the program
- Options and approaches for key elements of the program
- Proposed DOE approaches
- Additional work that the DOE is considering
To submit your comments to the DOE send an email to buildingratingRFI@EE.DOE.GOV with “RFI: National Energy Rating Program for Homes” in the subject line of the message.