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  • Main Title Home energy rating system business plan feasibility study in Washington state


  • Author: Lineham, T.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: Washington State Energy Office, Olympia, WA (United States)
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Name: Washington State Energy Office, Olympia, WA (United States)
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 1995-03-01


  • English


  • Content Description: In the Fall of 1993, the Washington State Energy Office funded the Washington Home Energy Rating System project to investigate the benefits of a Washington state HERS. WSEO established a HERS and EEM Advisory Group. Composed of mortgage lenders/brokers, realtors, builders, utility staff, remodelers, and other state agency representatives, the Advisory Group met for the first time on November 17, 1993. The Advisory Group established several subcommittees to identify issues and options. During its March 1994 meeting, the Advisory Group formed a consensus directing WSEO to develop a HERS business plan for consideration. The Advisory Group also established a business plan subcommittee to help draft the plan. Under the guidance of the business plan subcommittee, WSEO conducted research on how customers value energy efficiency in the housing market. This plan represents WSEO`s effort to comply with the Advisory Group`s request. Why is a HERS Business Plan necessary? Strictly speaking this plan is more of a feasibility plan than a business plan since it is designed to help determine the feasibility of a new business venture: a statewide home energy rating system. To make this determination decision makers or possible investors require strategic information about the proposed enterprise. Ideally, the plan should anticipate the significant questions parties may want to know. Among other things, this document should establish decision points for action.
  • Physical Description: 37 p.


  • Keyword: Residential Buildings
  • Keyword: Recommendations
  • Keyword: Washington
  • STI Subject Categories: 32 Energy Conservation, Consumption, And Utilization
  • Keyword: Public Opinion
  • Keyword: Weatherization
  • Keyword: Energy Efficiency
  • Keyword: Market


  • Other Information: PBD: Mar 1995


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE96012778
  • Report No.: WSEO--95-046
  • DOI: 10.2172/258178
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 258178
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc667220


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE96012778