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Home Energy Appraisal Form of the Texas Association of Builders
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The Home Energy Appraisal Rating form is a versatile, climate specific point system, based on actual performance characteristics of homes throughout Texas. For example, Texas residences often include tinted glass, wide overhangs or sunscreens to shade windows, efficient air conditioners, and air infiltration barriers. These energy conservation features, and many more, are given credit by the Rating System, and result in extra "points" for builders in the total energy assessment of their homes. The Texas Association of Builders has developed an Energy Rating System for voluntary adoption by homebuilders in the State. The system was developed to insure that suitable credit is given to builders and buyers for the energy conservation features typically included in new homes. The Home Energy Appraisal Rating Form is a strictly voluntary program--to assist the consumer and the builder in producing and buying energy efficient homes. The form is a single page that is simple to prepare and understand, and it provides the flexibility of selecting any number of energy saving features to achieve the goal of energy efficiency.
Moore, J. (1986). Home Energy Appraisal Form of the Texas Association of Builders. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from