09 Aug '12, 1pm

HERS : Housing | MPG : Automobiles. Read up on #HERS and save big costs in a new M/I Whole Home: #analogy

A home rated on the HERS Index will be given a score based upon its energy performance as determined by a certified RESNET Home Energy Rater. The LOWER the score, the more energy efficient the home. The U.S. Department of Energy has determined that a typical resale home scores 130 on the HERS Index while a standard new home is awarded a rating of 100. Therefore, a home scoring 70 on the HERS Index is 30% MORE energy efficient than a standard new home, and one scoring 130 will be 30% LESS efficient than a standard new home. Why do a Home Energy Rating? It Pays to Know the HERS Index Score BEFORE You Buy! Know the projected energy costs of living in the home you are planning to buy. If the home you want to buy doesn't have a HERS Index Score - ask for one. A Low HERS Index Score Adds VALUE and COMFORT to a Home A more energy efficient home can command a higher resale price w...

Full article: http://www.resnet.us/understanding-the-hers-index

Tweets

TX loan program assists veterans to qualify to ...

resnet.us 09 Aug '12, 6pm

The State of Texas has a loan program that assists veterans to qualify to purchase a home. The program the Texas Veterans ...

#energy Momentum Growing for RESNET HERS Index ...

resnet.us 15 Aug '12, 8pm

The RESNET HERS Index is the industry standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured. The HERS or Home Energy Ra...

‘Hypermiling’ for Housing: A 1996 Civic DX Seda...

edcmag.com 06 Aug '12, 8pm

A 1996 Civic DX Sedan is not usually considered to be a preeminent fuel-efficient vehicle. Try telling that to Darin Cosgr...

Best Green Houses: Lopez Island affordable housing community, San Juan Islands @Greensourcemag

Best Green Houses: Lopez Island affordable hous...

The San Juan Islands, an archipelago off the northwest corner of Washington state, enjoy the dubious distinction of having...

‘Hypermiling’ for Housing | 2012-08-01 | ED+C M...

edcmag.com 02 Aug '12, 1pm

A 1996 Civic DX Sedan is not usually considered to be a preeminent fuel-efficient vehicle. Try telling that to Darin Cosgr...