06 Jun '12, 1pm

One-Millionth Home Receives HERS Index Score | RESNET Energy

One-Millionth Home Receives HERS Index Score | RESNET Energy

A revolution in home efficiency is taking place all across America, with a significant milestone recently being reached in Gilbert, Arizona. As reported by USA Today , certified RESNET Home Energy Rater Daran Wastchak, of Arizona-based D.R. Wastchak , a RESNET accredited Home Energy Rating Provider, carried out the ONE-MILLIONTH energy rating on a U.S. home to assess its energy performance. The Meritage Homes built construction received a HERS Index Score of 51 , ranking it as 49% more energy efficient than a new construction home (which scores 100 on the HERS Index) and 79% more efficient than a typical resale home (which receives a rating of 130). But it’s not just the statistics that are impressive; this same home will save its new owner around $158 per month (that works out to $1,890 annually) in utility expenses. Now there’s home efficiency in action for you! The HERS...

Full article: http://www.resnet.us/library/one-millionth-home-receives-...

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