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Home Energy Score

Community Energy Project provides low-cost Home Energy Scores.

Whether you are selling your home or just want to see how your home performs, the Home Energy Score is the right tool for you. Similar to a Miles Per Gallon rating for your car, the Home Energy Score gives you an easy to read benchmark on efficiency and opportunities for improvement. 

Learn from the experts – our staff have prior experience in building science, energy efficiency, and decarbonization. Collectively, we have scored over 2,000 homes.

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While COVID-19 hit during the peak real estate season, we are still conducting Home Energy Scores!

To comply with social distancing measures, we are conducting Home Energy Scores on vacant homes or with special precautions put in place for occupied homes. Please note the changes in the appointments for additional information or email jackie@communityenergyproject.org with any questions.

CEP also offers FREE Home Energy Score Workshops They are perfect for homeowners looking to sell their home, new home buyers, or realtors.

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Free assessments for eligible home sellers

Free Home Energy Score assessments are available to home sellers at or below 60% of median income. If you are eligible, please visit The City of Portland’s Free Home Energy Assessment application page to apply for a free assessment.

Frequently asked questions

We charge a flat fee of $129 per assessment. We accept credit cards and PayPal please note that you must click on pay with PayPal to be able to pay with EITHER a credit card or your PayPal account.

An authorized Home Energy Assessor from Community Energy Project will come to your home and will take about sixty minutes to assess its energy use. The length of the assessment could vary based on the size of the building.

Your Assessor will visually inspect and ask questions about your home’s foundation, insulation, walls and windows as well as heating, cooling and hot water systems. They will not ask you questions about your personal energy use.

As the Home Energy Assessor conducts your assessment, they will enter the information they gather into the U.S. Department of Energy’s Home Energy Score software to score your home. This software analyzes your home’s energy use and produces a score based on criteria established by the Department of Energy, not by Community Energy Project or any third party. This ensures that all homes’ energy use can be compared fairly and objectively.

Your house’s energy use will be ranked on a scale of one to ten, in which five represents an average rate of home energy use and ten represents the most energy efficient home.

In addition to a numerical score, you will also get:

  • Information about your home’s energy profile based on the physical characteristics of your house, not your personal habits or preferences
  • An estimate of annual energy costs
  • Recommendations of how to improve the house’s energy efficiency

When your assessment is complete, CEP will provide you a copy of your report, which will also be available online at the Green Building Registry. You and your realtor can work together to incorporate your score into all home sale listings and ads.