December 4th, 2013 – Posted by RESNET under RESNET News
An increasing number of builders are taking advantage of the marketing power of the RESNET HERS Index Score. Over the past month, builders from South Dakota to Alabama have entered into Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with RESNET. In the MOUs, the builders commit to having their homes energy rated by a certified RESNET rater and marketing their homes’ HERS Index Score.
The following are the new state and local builders who have made the HERS Index Score commitment in November 2013:
With the new changes coming in Real Estate and to the MLS about HERS Rated homes, if Realtors do not educate themselves on the benefits and the quality of a HERS Rated home and keep relaying on the square footage of a home, these Realtors are going to obsolete as using roofing paper for house sheathing.
In making the commitment these builders has been designated by RESNET as an RESNET Energy Smart Builder. 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 HERS or Home Energy Rating System was developed by RESNET and is the nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance. Certified RESNET Home Energy Raters conduct inspections to verify a home’s energy performance and determine what improvements can be made to increase it. For more information click on RESNET HERS Index
RESNET is interested in entering into similar agreements with other regional and local builders. Energy raters who have builder clients interested in entering into an agreement with RESNET should go to RESNET Energy Smart Builder MOU
The listing of all builders who have made the commitment go to Builder HERS Index Commitment