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Home Energy Score


Get more from your home with a Home Energy Score.

Looking for opportunities to make home energy upgrades? Take the next step with the US Department of Energy’s Home Energy Score. This nationally recognized score is based on your home’s estimated total energy use, building envelope (foundation, roof, walls, insulation, windows) and heating and cooling systems.

Your report will include a Home Energy Score and personalized energy-saving recommendations to help you increase the comfort, value and efficiency of your home. You will also receive a “Score with Improvements” – what your home would score, and how much you could save if you incorporated the recommendations. When you understand where your home is wasting energy and how it can be addressed, your home is that much closer to reaching its peak performance.

What Are the Benefits?

Home Energy Scores can provide many benefits, including:

  • Knowledge. Understand your home’s overall energy performance.
  • Comfort and Safety. Discover hidden trouble spots like uninsulated walls or air leaks that may decrease the overall comfort of your home.
  • Opportunities. Learn about improvements that can lower energy bills and enhance your home’s comfort, safety and efficiency.
  • Value. Showcase your home’s energy performance, making it more attractive to potential buyers.

How Does the Score Work?

There are five steps to requesting and receiving a Home Energy Score.

Step 1. Provider Selection
Identify a NYSERDA-approved, Home Energy Score provider and schedule your evaluation. To find approved providers in your area, see the Participating Providers section below.

Step 2. Professional In-Home Evaluation
Receive an in-home evaluation by your selected provider, typically completed in less than two hours. During the visit, the provider will collect information about various assets in your home—things that impact your home’s energy usage, comfort, and health (such as heating and cooling systems, insulation, and windows).

Step 3. Home Energy Score Report
Each report comes with a Home Energy Score, which is your home’s estimated energy use, associated costs, as well as solutions to improve your home’s efficiency. Your estimated energy use is converted into a score on a 10-point scale, where a 10 represents the most efficient homes. Within the report, you will also receive a “Score with Improvements” – what your home could score with the recommended improvements and the associated estimated annual savings. View a sample Home Energy Score Report[PDF] or view the Home Energy Score Homeowner Information Guide[PDF].

Step 4. Take Action
The report will provide guidance on making energy improvements in the most logical and effective order to get the most of your efforts. There may be some improvements you can do yourself, while others will require a professional to do the work. Learn more about incentives and programs that can help make upgrades more affordable.

Step 5. Showcase Your Home’s Score
After home energy upgrade have been made, you can request a new Score to officially recognize your home’s higher performance level. Use this Score to capture the full value of your investment if you sell or refinance your home.

Is my home eligible for Home Energy Score?

  • Single-family homes, duplexes, and townhomes can be scored. Multifamily units, condominiums, and manufactured homes cannot be scored.
  • At this time, NYSERDA-approved providers are offering no-cost Home Energy Scores in the below region:
    • Queens
    • Erie County
    *for electric customers of ConEd, NYSEG or National Grid.
  • This limited time offer expires on December 31, 2021.

Real Estate Agents

View information about the Home Energy Ratings Program [PDF] where home inspectors can provide home buyers with home energy ratings to help guide renovation and upgrade decisions that many new home buyers make within the first year of ownership.

Participating Providers

NYSERDA-approved Providers are trained to evaluate your home and deliver a Home Energy Score.

Have more questions? View the Home Energy Score Homeowner Information Guide[PDF] or contact us.

Erie County

Home Inspections By The Fulmer Group
1821 Clark Rd,
Rochester, New York 14625
(585) 944-5776
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Home Performance Professionals, Inc.
133 Marjorie Drive,
Buffalo, New York, 14223-2421
(716) 833-9295
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Mack Property Inspections, LLC
80 Pierce St 
Buffalo, New York, 14206
(716) 276-0378
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Green Home Logic, Inc.
515 Henry Street
West Hempstead, New York 11552
(516) 280-4630
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Green Team LI
332B Dante Ct,
Holbrook, New York, 11741
(631) 438-8228
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