How will the establishment rate homes heated with coal instead of their favorite conventional fuels? Will they qualify for the "Energy Star" or the "Condemned Star" award?
Stalin once said that it isn't the voters that matter, it is the vote counters that matter. Perhaps the equivalent here will be that it isn't the home buyers and sellers that matter, it is the "Home Energy Police" who will matter in setting a "fair" energy rating value for your home. Be nice to them now, ya hear. Vote for their pet candidates and play by all of their rules and you might just be rewarded with an energy star for your home.