Energy Efficiency Economics & Markets

Development of a National Home Energy Rating Policy and Program

Client: the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority, New Zealand

EnergyConsult researched and evaluated the options for introducing a national home energy rating scheme (HERS). We conducted a detailed international study of a range of energy efficiency programs, principally focusing on HERS, to determine the success of voluntary and mandatory HERS versus alternative energy efficiency incentive schemes. A cost-benefit study was conducted to determine the forecast impacts of the HERS and incentive program options. Finally implementation issues were examined and a HERS program design recommended.