Starting May 26th, “more than 60 million homeowners will be able to answer one simple question: “Am I an energy hog or an energy miser?” Microsoft made available of “Hohm Score,” an estimate of a home’s energy efficiency, offered as part of company’s free online home energy management tool, Microsoft Hohm. By simply typing http://www.microsoft-hohm.com, anyone can see Hohm Score for almost any home in the US. Hohm Scores are calculated by comparing a home’s actual & potential energy efficiency, and is grounded with advanced analytics licensed from Lawrence Berkeley National Labs and statistical data from Department of Energy. In addition to individual scores, Hohm Scores are available by ZIP code, city and state so anyone can compare a home’s score with others around the country. Available for free to all U.S. residential energy consumers, Hohm is working to help everyone save energy and money by offering insight into home energy usage and by providing personalized recommendations,” writes Microsoft.
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