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Grid Modernization in MA: Driving Energy Efficiency Through Residential Scorecards

Fraunhofer CSE

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

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Grid Modernization in Massachusetts: Driving Energy Efficiency Through Residential Scorecards

Where: Fraunhofer CSE, 5 Channel Center Street, Boston, MA

When: June 12, 2018, 4:00-6:00 PM



Massachusetts’ Baker-Polito Administration recently announced their intention on becoming the first state in the nation to require residential energy scores. The ‘scorecards’ would be made available to potential homebuyers after January 1, 2021 for any 1 to 4 unit homes publicly listed for sale in the state.

Fraunhofer CSE is hosting a Grid Modernization speaker series, with its second event entitled “Driving Energy Efficiency through Residential Scorecards,” taking place on June 12, 2018, from 4:00 to 6:00pm at 5 Channel Center Street in Boston.

The event kicks off with a presentation by Hans Erhorn, Head of the Department of Energy Efficiency and Indoor Climate at the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics (Fraunhofer IBP) in Stuttgart, Germany. Mr. Erhorn worked on the addition of ‘energy performance certificates’ in 2007 to the existing German ‘Energy Saving Ordinance (EnEV)’ implemented in 2002. He currently works with the European Union to develop the next generation of Energy Passes (Cards) for residential and commercial buildings.

After the presentation, an in-depth panel discussion will follow. Panelists will include energy scorecards authorities from international, state, municipal, and leading non-profit organizations.

The topics we want to discuss are:

  • What challenges and concerns have been raised about home energy scorecards at the city and state level in the U.S.?
  • What has been the German experience with energy score cards? What are the major lessons learned?
  • How can lessons learned in the U.S. and Germany be applied to help make the Massachusetts initiative successful?

Featured speaker:

  • Hans Erhorn, Head of Department of Energy Efficiency and Indoor Climate, Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics (Fraunhofer IBP), Stuttgart, Germany


  • Alison Brizius, Director of Climate and Environmental Planning at the City of Boston
  • Samantha Caputo, Policy and Research Associate, Public Policy Outreach and HELIX project at Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP)
  • Ian Finlayson, Deputy Director, Energy Efficiency Division of Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources


  • Bruce Mohl, Editor of the CommonWealth Magazine

Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served. Please note that space is limited.


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Directions and Parking
Train: Take the Red Line to Broadway Station. Follow West Broadway east to A Street. Take A Street north several blocks until you reach Channel Center.

Bus: Fraunhofer CSE's South Boston building is within easy walking distance of the 4, 7, 9, 11, 47, 448, and 449 bus lines.

Bicycle: Uncovered bicycle racks are located directly outside of Fraunhofer CSE. Covered racks can be found in the Channel Center Garage at 116 West First St.
Parking: Metered street parking can be found along A Street, and is metered from 10 AM to 6 PM with a maximum parking limit of 2 hours. Paid parking is available at the Channel Center Garage, 116 West First St., Boston, MA 02127.

Have questions about Grid Modernization in MA: Driving Energy Efficiency Through Residential Scorecards? Contact Fraunhofer CSE

When & Where

Fraunhofer CSE
5 Channel Center Street
Boston, MA 02210

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

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