Optimizing the Home Inspection Process to Drive Energy Efficiency and High Performance - A Partnership Between the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America Program and InterNACHI
The project directly addresses an activity - home inspection - that impacts over 4 million homes every year. The potential for this activity to drive energy efficiency is very significant and could become a key component in transforming the existing home market toward greater energy savings and toward achieving the U.S. Department of Energy’s market transformation goals.
The goal is to integrate the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America technical knowledge into the home energy inspection (make technical recommendations for changes to the current process to optimize energy efficiency), and to integrate Building America research results (content) into inspector and homeowner education, as well as to gather data on the home inspection process, and homes being inspected in the pilot. In addition, the pilot will constitute a “living laboratory” that Building America will use to examine and better understand the home inspection processes and infrastructure. The pilot will provide concrete guidance to Building America on how to effectively engage with the home inspection process to achieve U.S. Department of Energy’s goals for existing homes.
Download project details:
US-Dept-Energy-InterNACHI-Pilot.pdf (115 KB)
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