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BGREEN Homes consistently scores in the 40's on the industry-leading HERS rating system.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
For the average luxuray home, lowest scores translate to annual savings of over $2,000. The next closet quality local builder is 65 HERS.
RESNET Energy Smart Builders are leading the transformation of the housing towards high energy performance homes. These leading builders are committed to having all of their homes energy rated following RESNET's stringent standards and marketing their homes' HERS Index.
The RESNET HERS Index is the industry standard by which a home's energy efficiency is measured. The home energy rating system was designed by RESNET and is the nationally recognized system for the inspection and calculating a home's energy performance. Certified RESNET HERS raters have rated over 1 million homes since 1995.
Today's new homes are much more efficient in comparison to homes built just a decade ago. These homes are more affordable to maintain, comfortable and have a higher value. RESNET Energy Smart Builders are increasing the energy performance of the homes they build. This is good for consumers, the environment, the local economy and our national security. The use of the HERS Index will differentiate homes built by RESNET Home Energy Raters from other homes for sale in the market. Homebuilders from across the nation have already been designated as RESNET Energy Smart Builders. For a listing of RESNET Energy Smart Builders click on RESNET Energy Smart Builders.
HERS: RECOGNIZED BY THE EPA AND GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES
The Home Energy Rating System Index (HERS Index) was developed by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET). The HERS Index is the industry standard for home energy verification and is the only home performance index recognized by the EPA and governmental agencies. A HERS verification can only be conducted by a third party Certified HERS Verifier, who has been accredited by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET).
The lower the HERS Index a home has, the more the owner will save in energy costs.
A standard new home built to the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code scores a 100 and is used as the HERS reference home.
A home built to Energy Star Guidelines scores an 85.
Each 1-point decrease in the HERS Index corresponds to a 1% reduction in energy consumption compared to the HERS Reference Home. Thus a home with a HERS Index of 85 is 15% more energy efficient than the HERS Reference Home and a home with a HERS Index of 80 is 20% more energy efficient.
A HOME ENERGY RATING will consider the construction and materials of the home, insulation levels, window/door types and efficiency, the window/door-to-wall area ratios, appliances, lighting, water heater, mechanical system (heating and cooling), the orientation of the house, the size of the conditioned area in square feet, and the leakage or air infiltration of the home envelope and duct work. The Home Energy Rating is completed from on-site visits using test equipment like the blower door and duct tester.