EPS is a tool to assess a home’s energy cost and carbon footprint.
EPSTM is an energy performance score that measures and rates the net energy consumptions and carbon footprint of a newly constructed home. The lower the score, the better — a low EPS identifies a home as energy efficient with a smaller carbon footprint and lower energy costs.
The following data is a real EPS report from an actual Quail Homes property.
Estimated average annual energy costs:
Vancouver, WA 98662
YEAR BUILT: 2017
SQ. FOOTAGE: 2,367
EPS ISSUE DATE: None
RATED BY: Four Walls, Inc.
Gas: NW Natural Gas Electric: Clark PUD
Estimated average energy cost per month: Electric $56, Natural Gas $18
Estimated Energy Cost calculated using $0.08 per kWh and $0.83 per therm
Estimated Monthly Energy Cost
ENERGY SCALE: Based on home energy use of natural gas, electricity, or energy generated from an installed renewable system.
Estimated total annual gross energy usage: Electric (kWh): 8,253, Natural Gas (therms): 265
Estimated average annual energy generation: No system
￼￼￼￼￼Estimated average net energy usage: Electric (kWh): 8,253*, Natural Gas (therms): 265
Measured in tons of carbon dioxide tons/yr per year (tons/yr). One ton ≈ 2,000 miles WORST driven by one car (typical 21 mpg car).
Estimated average carbon footprint: Electric (tons/yr): 0.5, Natural gas (tons/yr): 1.6