By Ryan Duffy, Communications Fellow

On April 14th, we will be hosting the next edition of our Policy Podium series featuring Carolyn Goldthwaite and Craig Foley!  Carolyn, Senior Manager of Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) High-Performance Building, and Craig, sustainable real estate consultant, will present on two projects road mapping ways to “auto populate” third party verified data about home energy labels and solar PV into the multiple listing service (MLS).

Carolyn will present information about the Home Energy Labelling Information eXchange (HELIX). The project’s ultimate goal is to make energy use transparent, as well as to expedite the creation of large-scale home energy labeling policies and programs that support the market valuation of energy efficiency in homes. 

HELIX is a multistate project which is working to make home energy labelling information easily accessible to the real estate industry and consumer at the point of sale. Home Energy Scores offer home owners, buyers, landlords, tenants, realtors and lenders consistent and reliable information about the energy performance of listed homes. 

Craig will present information, about Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (LBNL) work to create a road map for multiple listing services to auto populate high-quality data about solar PV systems into the MLS.

The solar PV auto pop project has defined two pilot markets, San Diego and Massachusetts to look at project viability. The project is designed to support the goals of the SunShot Initiative announced in February 2011, by the U.S Department of Energy, which seeks to make solar energy cost-competitive with other forms of electricity by the end of the decade.

To read more about the event and register for it, click here.  This event will take place from 8:30 till 10 AM on April 14th at 50 Milk St, 17th Floor “Milky Way” Conference Room, Boston 02109.  Sign up quick before space runs out!

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