The U.S. Department of Energy collaborated with the City and County of Denver to conduct an 18-month pilot to assess homeowner reaction to Home Energy Score information. The study found that homeowners overwhelmingly believed that their Home Energy Score report would help them save energy and money.
More than 90% of respondents favored disclosing home energy information. Nearly 90% of respondents had already implemented or planned to implement one or more of the upgrades recommended in the report.
The Home Energy Score is based on a 1-to-10 scale, where 10 represents the most efficient homes. Of the nearly 600 single-family homes that participated, more than 40% received low scores of one, two, or three.