Assessment Program

Program which issues energy labels, ratings, or sustainability certifications.

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Constrained List
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Commercial, Residential, Multifamily
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Portfolio Manager, BuildingSync
List Options Option Definition Unit of Measure Source
ASHRAE Building EQ Building Energy Quotient (bEQ) is a building energy rating program that provides information on a building's energy use. N/A
Challenge Home DOE Challenge Home program is a voluntary set of building guidelines designed to be at least 40-50% more energy efficient than a typical new home. The program builds upon the building science requirements of the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3. DOE Challenge Homes are verified by a third-party organization and must receive a HERS Index Rating. Since 2008, the DOE Builders Challenge program has resulted in over 14,000 highly efficient homes. N/A
CMP Green Value Score The Capital Markets Partnership (CMP) Green Value Score focuses solely on the financially tangible, asset-based attributes that underlie sustainability-related real estate initiatives; more specifically, energy/water efficiency, indoor environmental quality and location-based attributes that have a direct impact on an asset's net cash flow, liability exposure, and the asset's resultant market value. The CMP Green Value Score is defined in CMP's consensus based Green Building Underwriting Standards. N/A
Commercial Building Energy Asset Score The Commercial Building Energy Asset Score is a national standard for a voluntary energy rating system evaluating the physical characteristics of a building and its overall energy efficiency. The Asset Scoring Tool will generate an Asset Score and system evaluation for the building envelope and mechanical and electrical systems. N/A
ENERGY STAR The US federal government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information for consumers and businesses N/A
ENERGY STAR Certified Homes EPA ENERGY STAR Certified Homes is a set of optional construction practices and technologies (above minimum code requirements) that builders can follow to upgrade a new homeÕs energy efficiency beyond minimum code requirements. Guidelines are outlined in the ÒNational Performance PathÓ or the ÒNational Prescriptive Path.Ó This whole-house label differs from the ENERGY STAR products label. To achieve the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes label, a homeÕs energy efficiency must be verified by a third-party organization. N/A RESO
Green Globes Green Globes is a green building rating and certification tool, developed by ECD Energy and Environment Canada. It is licensed for use by BOMA Canada and the Green Building Initiative in the United States. The certification level is based on the building rating. The certification also includes an on-site visit by a third-party assessor. It has been characterized as an alternative to LEED. N/A
Home Energy Score The Home Energy Score, managed by the US DOE, is a national system that allows homes to receive an energy efficiency rating, similar to the MPG rating available for cars. The Home Energy Score uses a 10-point scale to reflect how much energy a home is expected to use under standard operating conditions. Homes that are expected to use the least amount of energy (and are considered the most energy efficient) score a 10, and homes that are expected to use the most amount of energy (and are considered the least energy efficient) score a 1. The Home Energy Score uses a standard calculation method and takes into account the home's structure and envelope (walls, windows, foundation) and its heating, cooling, and hot water systems. Only Qualified Assessors who pass a DOE exam are allowed to provide the Home Energy Score. N/A RESO
Home Energy Upgrade Certificate of Energy Efficiency Improvements Buildings Performance Institute BPI- 2101 Standard Requirements for a Certificate of Completion for Whole-House Energy Efficiency Upgrades specifies a standard way of describing the improvements made to an existing home through a home energy upgrade (HEU). Certificates are provided by a local energy efficiency program sponsor. N/A
Home Energy Upgrade Certificate of Energy Efficiency Performance Buildings Performance Institute BPI- 2101 Standard Requirements for a Certificate of Completion for Whole-House Energy Efficiency Upgrades specifies a standard way of describing the improvements made to an existing home through a home energy upgrade (HEU) and provides one or more measures of a homeÕs performance. Measures of performance may include a HERS rating, a Home Energy Score, an indication of projected or actual energy consumption, or other systems. Certificates are provided by a local energy efficiency program sponsor. N/A
Indoor airPLUS EPA Indoor airPLUS is a set of optional construction practices and technologies builders can follow to reduce indoor air pollutants and improve the indoor air quality in a new home beyond minimum code requirements, and results in an airPLUS label. It is only available to homes that first meet ENERGY STAR Certified Homes certification. N/A
LEED Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. N/A
Living Building Challenge The Living Building Challenge(TM) is a building certification program, advocacy tool and philosophy that defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment possible today. N/A RESO
NGBS ICC 700 National Green Building Standard certification program based on the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard residential rating system, developed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the International Code Council (ICC) approved by ANSI as an American National Standard. N/A
Passive House Local programs verify homes designed for ultra-low energy use. Note: Consult the local building or efficiency community for information on construction and remodeling programs with significant market share or growing scale. See Certification Type for detailed list of programs. N/A
RESNET HERS The HERS (Home Energy Rating System) Index is the nationally recognized scoring system for measuring a home's performance. To calculate a home's HERS Index Score, a certified RESNET home energy rater will do a home energy rating and compare the data against a reference home (a design-modeled home of the same size and shape as the actual home), so that the HERS Index Score is always relative to the size, shape, and type of the house. The lower the number the more energy efficient the home. N/A RESO
Statement of Energy Performance Energy Star Portfolio Manager Statement of Energy Performance (SEP) N/A
WaterSense EPA WaterSense is a set of optional construction practices and technologies (above minimum code requirements) that builders can follow to ensure a home uses less water while still providing the same level of comfort and convenience, which results in the certification and labeling of the home. WaterSense also applies to specific plumbing fixtures and should not be confused with the whole-house label defined here. N/A
WELL The WELL Building Standard marries best practices in design and construction with evidence-based health and wellness interventions. It harnesses the built environment as a vehicle to support human health, well-being and comfort. WELL Certified™ spaces and developments can lead to a built environment that helps to improve the nutrition, fitness, mood, sleep, comfort and performance of its occupants. This is achieved in part by implementing strategies, programs and technologies designed to encourage healthy, more active lifestyles and reducing occupant exposure to harmful chemicals and pollutants. N/A WELL Building Standard
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