Offering Home Energy Score

If a home is relatively new or has recently undergone an energy upgrade, it may be difficult for a home energy upgrade to meet the requirements for an IHP Certificate of Completion. IHP is intended to encourage homeowners living in inefficient homes to undertake retrofits; therefore, IHP Certificates are not available for homeowners who already meet program criteria (for example, if a home already meets the air leakage and insulation requirements for a Silver Certificate). If this is the case, and a homeowner is still interested in earning something like the IHP Certificate, there are still opportunities to demonstrate a home's efficiency like an IHP Certificate would.

Receive a Home Energy Score

The Home Energy Score is similar to a vehicle's mile-per-gallon rating. The Home Energy Score allows homeowners to compare the energy performance of their homes to other homes nationwide. It also provides homeowners with suggestions for improving their homes' efficiency. Click here to learn more and to find a Qualified Assessor near you.

An example of a Home Energy Score result. Click to learn more.

If you would like more information about becoming a Qualified Assessor for Home Energy Score, please contact contractors@illinoishomeperformance.org.