Massachusetts’ Baker-Polito Administration recently announced its intention on becoming the first state in the nation to require residential energy scores. The ‘scorecards’ would be made available to potential homebuyers after January 1, 2021 for any 1-4 unit homes publicly listed for sale in the state.
Fraunhofer CSE is hosting a Grid Modernization speaker series, with its second event entitled Driving Energy Efficiency through Residential Scorecards, taking place on June 12, 2018, from 4:00 to 6:00pm at 5 Channel Center Street in Boston. Registration is free, but space is limited.
- Hans Erhorn, Head of Department of Energy Efficiency and Indoor Climate, Fraunhofer Institute of Building Physics (Fraunhofer IBP), Stuttgart, Germany
- Alison Brizius, Director of Climate and Environmental Planning at the City of Boston
- Ian Finlayson, Deputy Director, Energy Efficiency Division of Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
- Joan Glickman, Senior Advisor Program Manager, Home Energy Score Program, Building Technologies Office at the U.S. Department of Energy
- Carolyn Sarno Goldthwaite, Director of Buildings & Community Solutions at Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships
Topics for discussion:
- What challenges and concerns have been raised about home energy scorecards at the city and state level in the U.S.?
- What has been the German experience with energy score cards? What are the major lessons learned?
- How can lessons learned in the U.S. and Germany be applied to help make the Massachusetts initiative successful?
Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served. Please note that space is limited.
Register here: https://gridmod-2050-scorecards.eventbrite.com