To accelerate the adoption of clean and efficient energy retrofits a radically scalable and cost-effective solution for most homes is needed. Recent advances in building energy modeling, access to more housing data, and GIS technology have created an opportunity to perform accurate and comprehensive evaluations of home energy upgrades, that are not dependent on first performing in-person energy audits. A building energy modeling (BEM)-based application called XeroHome provides a solution that enables cities/utilities to evaluate energy upgrade opportunities in their region and promote them to residents over a web-platform designed for use by residents. This project was a field placement of XeroHome in the cities of San Luis Obispo, CA and Petaluma, CA.
Existing Buildings, Retrofits, Energy Efficiency, Electrification, Building Energy Modeling, Energy Assessment Software, Homeowner Engagement, Large-Scale Energy Analysis, XeroHome