Home Energy Assessor
See "Home Performance Assessor."
Home Energy Upgrade
Home Improvement Market
The buying and selling of goods and services needed to maintain and improve existing buildings.
Home Performance Assessment
See "Home Energy Assessment."
Home Performance Contractor
A contractor that specializes in home performance upgrades and services.
Home Performance Improvement Plan
A building science-based sequence of recommended home performance improvements. This plan is usually presented to a customer after an assessment is completed. Also known as "Assessment Report."
Home Performance Market
The buying and selling of goods and services to improve a residential building’s performance. A subsection of the home improvement market.
Home Performance Measure
The installation or modification of equipment or other building components, in order to improve a building’s performance and energy efficiency (e.g., insulation, air sealing, duct sealing, appliance replacement).
Home Performance Professional
An individual employed by a contractor who installs or supervises the energy products and service upgrades. This person may specialize in energy assessments, home inspections, improvements related to air or duct sealing; insulation; HVAC; or other related services such as plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and site work. Also known as "technician."
Home Performance Upgrade
See "Home Energy Upgrade."
Home Performance XML (HPXML)
The industry term for BPI-2100-S-2013 Standard for Home Performance–Related Data Transfer. BPI-2100 is designed to facilitate communication and the exchange of information and data among all actors in the home performance industry by providing an extensible mark-up language (XML) standard for transferring information related to whole-house energy efficiency upgrades.