Fraunhofer CSE to Host German Energy Scorecard Expert for June 12th Residential Scorecard Event

Massachusetts’ Baker-Polito Administration recently announced their intention on becoming the first state in the nation to require residential energy scores. The ‘scorecards’ would be made available to potential homebuyers after January 1, 2021 for any 1 to 4 unit homes publicly listed for sale in the state.


Germany implemented a similar law, called the ‘Energy Saving Ordinance (EnEV),’ in 2002. In 2007, they updated the law to include language establishing ‘energy performance certificates’ (Energieausweis), which was further strengthened in 2009 and 2013.

Germany, with its commitment to its Energiewende (energy transition) by 2050, remains the most energy efficient country in the world according to a study by American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

Fraunhofer CSE is bringing energy scorecard expertise from Germany and Massachusetts stakeholders together for its expert talk and panel session entitled “Driving Energy Efficiency through Residential Scorecards,” taking place on June 12, 2018, from 4:00 to 6:00pm at 5 Channel Center Street in Boston.

The event kicks off with a presentation by Hans Erhorn, Head of the Department of Energy Efficiency and Indoor Climate at Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics (Fraunhofer IBP) in Stuttgart, Germany. Mr. Erhorn worked on the addition of ‘energy performance certificates’ in 2007 to the existing German ‘Energy Saving Ordinance (EnEV)’ implemented in 2002. He currently works with the European Union to develop the next generation of Energy Passes (Cards) for residential and commercial buildings.

After the presentation, a panel discussion will follow addressing what major lessons can be learned and applied to Massachusetts; and what challenges and concerns are there at the US city and state level. Panelists will include energy scorecard authorities from the U.S. Department of Energy, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, the City of Boston, and Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships.

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