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Ever wish there was an easy, effective tool to help predict and generate the value of a home? Well, the Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) hopes to grant that wish. Last month, BPI announced the launch of its new home rating program, which is designed to provide consumers with an affordable, easy-to-understand scoring system for their home’s energy use that can be combined with a comprehensive home energy audit.

As one of the Department of Energy (DOE)’s Home Energy Score Partners, BPI plans to use the scoring system as its rating tool. As BPI describes it, the Home Energy Score is like a vehicle’s mile-per-gallon rating, only for homes. It uses a simple scale of one to 10, one being the lowest energy performance rating and 10 being the highest. It also serves to help homeowners improve their energy score by spelling out prioritized conservation strategies.

The program is currently only available in Florida but is expected to go nationwide by mid-2014. We’re thrilled to see a simple, yet efficient, home rating system developed for homeowners and professionals alike, and we look forward to the program’s nationwide debut.

To learn more about BPI’s home rating program, click here.