AREVS: American Residential Energy Verification System develops software applications and data sets for the Home Performance, Real Estate, and Energy industries.
The AREVS Home Energy Performance Calculator is the only residential energy efficiency rating tool that uses real world energy consumption to accurately measure the operational performance and energy costs of existing homes. Two efficiency ratings give a complete performance picture: the AREVS Energy Rating Number (based on actual fuel/energy usage) and the Composite AREVS Alpha Score, an easy to understand A-F grade.
The AREVS Home Energy Performanc Calculator gives homeowners, energy auditors, certified home performance contractors, and licensed home inspectors a fast, accurate, affordable tool for assessing home energy performance. Real estate professionals and mortgage brokers can use the AREVS Calculator to estimate true home ownership costs (the PITE payment). For government and nonprofit professionals, the AREVS Calculator provides home performance data for quality assurance and program evaluation. Homeowners use the AREVS Calculator to get a baseline of their home's energy consumption, costs, and overall performance.
We don't publish the cost because we want our customers to charge a fair price for their services to homeowners by folding in our price per rating at a reasonable markup.
The AREVS Team:
Managing Partner and Product Development
With a degree in Solar Energy Technologies and Energy Economics, Dean began installing solar thermal systems in the early 1980s, and moved on to passive solar design and energy efficient construction of custom homes. His award winning projects have been featured in national publications (Home Magazine, Fabulous Floors, and Various Specialty Construction Publications by the Taunton Press).
Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer
Jeff is the former Chief Operating Officer of the Building Performance Institute (BPI), where he implemented IT systems and developed business operations to support a threefold growth in two years. Prior to BPI, Jeff acquired more than 30 years of executive experience with IBM in the Global Services Division, most recently as the Risk and Compliance Officer in the Financial Services Sector.
Director of IT and Programming
Bob has extensive experience in database and software design and business management. With over 25 years of experience, he has managed projects in both the public and private sectors and has provided consultant services to a wide range of businesses. Bob has owned a number of successful start-up businesses and is currently serving as President of Hilltop Heating Corporation.
Director of Marketing and Operations
Jason has 10 years of experience in marketing and project management built on a foundation of print and digital advertising, teaching, and training. His previous clients include Merck & Co., Verizon, L'Oréal Paris USA, Sony Computer Entertainment America, and more than a dozen individuals, startups, and small businesses.
Home Energy Performance News & AREVS Press:
AREVS Listed in United States Green Building Council’s Green Home Guide:
For Immediate Release
July 8, 2013. Queensbury, NY- - -AREVS: American Residential Energy Verification System announced today its inclusion in the U. S. Green Building Council’s Green Home Guide, a resource for connecting homeowners and green building professionals.
“AREVS’ listing in the US Green Building Council’s Green Home Guide puts us in front of homeowners and landlords looking for the best energy efficiency tools on the market,” said Dean Durst, Co-founder and Managing Partner for Product Development. “The Guide’s ‘Ask A Pro’ feature complements our ‘Homeowner Ed’ blog and Twitter features, and will help us talk to owners, property managers, ecobrokers, and contractors on specific points of home energy performance and efficiency.”
Home energy performance is increasingly a concern for the real estate and building industries as buyers, sellers, and owners take advantage of government and industry incentives to maximize home energy efficiency.
AREVS creates software and data sets for the home performance, residential real estate, and energy industries. The AREVS Home Energy Performance Calculator is the only operations-based rating tool available for the American market. It is available for licensed professionals to accurately rate energy consumption and costs based on envelope and appliance performance.
Jason Malikow, Director of Marketing & Operations
AREVS 101: The Energy Rating Number:
The AREVS Energy Rating Number (ERN) is one of three home performance indicators in the AREVS Report. The ERN is found by a proprietary algorithm based on actual energy consumption and envelope performance. Because it is a real world performance measurement it is used in a variety of fields:
Several pieces of federal legislation related to home energy performance and efficiency were introduced in June. These bills seek to facilitate energy efficient retrofits, and inform homebuyers and mortgage brokers of energy consumption and costs.
These are the Shaheen-Portman Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, the McKinley-Welch Home Owner Managing Energy Savings (HOMES) Act, and the Bennet-Isakson Sensible Accounting to Value Energy (SAVE) Act. We expect a lively public debate about residential energy efficiency and costs in the coming months and our blog will always have the latest news and views.
Educating the Homeowner:
Brad Plumer asked the $10,000 question in a recent Washington Post blog:
“why, if it’s so compelling, don’t people and businesses take steps to become more energy efficient?”Educating homeowners can be an unexpected part of our job, but discussing comfort, health and safety, and operational savings are effective ways to start the conversation. Follow the conversation on Twitter with the #HomeOwnerEd hashtag.
AREVS Event Calendar
For a limited time when you sign up for the AREVS Home Energy Performance Newsletter your first AREVS Rating is free! Click here to sign up and get started.
July 24, 1:00 EST:
AREVS 101 is a 45-minute webinar designed to help you get the most out of the AREVS Home Energy Performance Calculator. Click here to register for July’s session and you’ll also get one free AREVS Rating after the webinar.
Monday, April 28, 2014 to Friday, May 2, 2014:
AREVS will be exhibiting our latest product enhancements and recruiting field testers at the 2014 ACI National Home Performance Conference at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. Stop by Booth 314 and get a free demo of the AREVS Home Energy Performance Calculator!
Questions, comments, or suggestions.....we’d love to hear from you!
Home Energy Performance Calculator
Instantly calculate energy efficiency ratings for any home, using any fuel type, anywhere in America.
Secure, simple, affordable web app / low cost per energy rating.
2 efficiency ratings for a total performance grade:
Exclusively for industry professionals: