Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Feds Set Standards for Home Energy Audits, Loans: Cleantech News «

DOE launches energy audit program called Home Energy Score, giving tools to energy auditors and including low interest loans to homeowners for energy retrofits. The only reference to standards is to DOE's Energy Star. It will be interesting to see if LEED, NAHB, or IEC will be included.
Efforts must also be made so both remodeling and new construction comply with regional climates, material availability, and reduced transportation demand through building and zoning ordinances.