Valuing Home Energy Efficiency
Home Performance Coalition works with the real estate and appraisal industries to make energy efficiency improvements visible in the real estate transaction.
HPC’s work in this area includes the groundbreaking blueprint, Unlocking the Value of an Energy Efficient Home, which is being used by several states as a guide for incorporating information about energy efficiency into local real estate listings.
HPC also chairs a Building Performance Institute working group that developed a national data standard (BPI-2101-S-2013 Standard Requirements for a Certificate of Completion for Residential Energy Efficiency Upgrades) for documenting energy efficiency improvements for Multiple Listing Services. When information about energy efficiency improvements is visible to home buyers and others involved in the home sale transaction, these improvements are more likely to be fairly valued at the time an existing home is sold.
HPC works with utility energy efficiency programs to support the adoption and implementation of BPI-2101, and develops resources and training materials for realtors and appraisers on the value of energy efficiency.