The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the dynamics of the energy efficiency industry and affected many aspects of in-home audits. Energy efficiency programs and on-site assessments quickly hit a standstill. ClearlyEnergy developed an automated energy model which is used for virtual energy assessments. This tool leverages public tax assessor data and the Home Energy Labelling Information Exchange (HELIX) database to generate a preliminary breakdown of annual energy costs for homes in a region. Homeowners and contractors can collaborate to add home energy facts and utility bill information to refine the preliminary estimate and generate a home energy profile. This home energy profile summarizes home energy costs, efficiency, highlights energy achievements, and suggests further steps to improve a home’s efficiency and save on energy. If required by a local ordinance, the profile is saved in HELIX, a secure, open-source platform maintained by ClearlyEnergy that is designed to automatically p...
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the dynamics of the energy efficiency industry and affected many aspects of in-home audits. Energy efficiency programs and on-site assessments quickly hit a standstill. ClearlyEnergy developed an automated energy model which is used for virtual energy assessments. This tool leverages public tax assessor data and the Home Energy Labelling Information Exchange (HELIX) database to generate a preliminary breakdown of annual energy costs for homes in a region. Homeowners and contractors can collaborate to add home energy facts and utility bill information to refine the preliminary estimate and generate a home energy profile. This home energy profile summarizes home energy costs, efficiency, highlights energy achievements, and suggests further steps to improve a home’s efficiency and save on energy. If required by a local ordinance, the profile is saved in HELIX, a secure, open-source platform maintained by ClearlyEnergy that is designed to automatically populate Multiple Listing Service (MLS) listings with home energy data (solar PV) and certifications.
Homeowners with significant savings opportunities which require further analysis are invited to participate in a full virtual audit by using a partner ios App. The app guides the homeowner to collect home and window area information and images of the key energy systems. This data, which can be validated by a certified third-party, is used to generated an estimated Home Energy Score or equivalent energy model of the home, further refining the savings estimates and providing energy contractors with the necessary material to inform a bid for efficiency work.
ClearlyEnergy offers a cost-effective alternative to costly in-home audits, provides homeowners education and transparency, and is a flexible tool that supports long-term use in utility efficiency programs and for mandatory time of listing, sale or rental energy disclosure requirements.
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