The U.S. Department of Energy created a program to provide homeowners with a home energy report. The Home Energy Score Report estimates home energy use, associated costs, and provides energy solutions to cost-effectively improve the home’s efficiency. Each Home Energy Score is shown on a simple one-to-ten scale, where a ten represents the most efficient homes. Energy efficiency improvements and electrification (conversion to electric appliances) recommendations in the assessment report are encouraged, but not required.
The City of Piedmont has two policies that require (Piedmont HES) Home Energy Assessments:
If your property is undergoing one of the following, you must submit a home energy assessment to the City:
1. Application for a Design Review Permit, where projects may have an energy impact.
2. Sale or transfer of a property in Piedmont.
We are at the property for about an hour or so, measuring the house footprint and sketching up a rough floor plan. We also measure all the windows. We will need access to electrical panels, as well as the attic and crawlspace (if present) to view the insulation present. We record the age and energy source for the appliances such as furnace, water heater, kitchen stove and laundry dryer.
The cost is based on the square footage of the house.
*PRIORITY PROJECT & SYSTEMS CONSULTATION
Add-on to HES Assessments. Discuss your home inspection report, explore your home and any questions you have, review your home’s systems, and set priorities for potential projects.
Let’s take your home inspection report and any questions that you might have about your new home and go through everything in person. We can discuss your home, review your home’s systems, and set priorities for potential projects.
DMP Inspections is certified to conduct home energy assessments on residential properties with 1-4 units where the units are side-by-side. Multi-family units that are stacked on top of each other, require assessors with mixed-use and commercial building certification. DMP Inspections can not provide the energy assessments for these types of multi-family homes.