About EPS
The Energy Performance Score (EPS) is an energy performance asset rating tool for both new and existing homes. The EPS is a metric that reflects the energy and carbon impact for a home and allows for home-to-home comparison. The Energy Performance Score is a "MPG" or miles-per-gallon style rating or label for the built environment. EPS has three components: the audit, the scorecard, and the recommendation report to guide improvements in a cost effective manner. For an energy audit, the scorecard can reflect the potential improvement of a home with an "After Upgrades" reference point. For scorecards generated by post-retrofit, quality-assurance audits, a "Before Upgrades" reference point displays the gains that this house made.

Aside from being a certified Energy Performance Score Auditor, professionals participating in the program are certified Building Performance Analysts. They are certified through the Building Performance Institute (BPI), which provides quality assurance on audits to ensure that Auditors are providing safe and dependable audits. BPI certification means that Auditors have received training and have been tested on various elements of building science, making valuable energy upgrade recommendations, and health and safety testing of combustion appliances, including furnaces and water heaters. It is this baseline, along with other skill sets, that qualifies Auditors participating in the program to accurately assess your home.
About Earth Advantage Institute
Earth Advantage Institute is a nonprofit organization that works with the building industry to help implement sustainable building practices. Its mission is to create an immediate, practical and cost-effective path to sustainability and reduction of carbon in the built environment. The organization achieves its objectives through an innovative range of programs for industry professionals, including certification of high performance homes, remodels, sustainable communities and commercial spaces. These programs are supported by a top-rated education department, offering basic and advanced classes on building, marketing, and valuing green homes; and by a technical services team that provides a variety of onsite tests and energy audits. Earth Advantage Institute's Carbon Advantage program offers consulting on carbon reduction strategies within the built environment.
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