New energy modeling software is approved for use in the Program. Continue reading to learn more about your options.
On July 7, 2015, NYSERDA approved four HPXML-compliant modeling tools for use in the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program. You now have the option to use any one of these approved tools to submit home performance projects to the NY HP Portal and for reimbursement of the free or reduced cost energy audit fee.
Contractors participating in the PSEG Long Island Program should continue to use Real Home Analyzer (RHA) and the existing NY Optimization process until further notice.
To learn more about the new HPXML-compliant modeling tools, download the Software Comparison Guide or watch the July 2015 webinar that featured presentations by each of the software companies. The Software Comparison Guide has information on pricing, technical support, report features, accreditations and more!
Please contact software companies directly to schedule employee trainings or for more information on the tools.
Required HPXML Data
The following HPwES Required HPXML Data Fields guide shows you the required HPXML fields that will be collected from your modeling tool for the existing building, proposed improvements, and installed measures at each stage of the workflow. Not every tool is capable of modeling every measure, but if the tool does support a measure, it must provide the required data for that measure.
HPXML is a BPI data collection (BPI-2200) and transfer (BPI-2100) standard for the home performance industry that makes communication between systems easier and more cost-effective. By adopting HPXML, stakeholders including contractors, program administrators, utilities, federal agencies, and others can share information about the characteristics of residential buildings and upgrade projects. In addition, HPXML allows home performance data to be seamlessly shared with the financial, real estate, insurance, and other appropriate industries. This creates a standardized way to collect project information and to share that information to facilitate market growth.
To learn more about HPXML, visit the ENERGY STAR website.
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