09 Jul '12, 2am

How to Identify a High Energy Performance Home | | Energy Saving Tips & Articles|

How to Identify a High Energy Performance Home | | Energy Saving Tips & Articles|

So you’re looking to buy a new home…but not just any home. You want one that’s easy on the environment and uses less energy. A comfortable home that saves you money while reducing your carbon footprint . In other words, what you want is a high energy performance home. But how do you know when you’ve found one? I mean, how can you tell if the house you’re viewing is actually a high energy performance home? Is there a way to differentiate between a home that’s energy efficient from one that’s not? Luckily there is and increasing numbers of builders are using it to market energy efficient homes. It’s called a HERS Index score and hopefully one day soon every house will have one. Energy Performance and the HERS Index Score So what is a HERS Index score anyway? The home energy rating system (HERS) was developed by RESNET to help homebuyers compare homes based on their energy pe...

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