Vice President Joe Biden announced the program and several other energy initiatives at a White House event Tuesday.
The voluntary Home Energy Score program will provide homeowners a score of between one and 10. It will also provide estimated savings from energy retrofits, and a personalized list of recommended home energy upgrades. The program is being tried on a pilot basis in several regions before going nationwide.
Another new program, PowerSaver Loans, will offer homeowners federally insured loans from private lenders to make energy improvements.