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HERS--Home Energy Rating System

The HERS Index

The HERS index is a scoring system established by the Residential Energy Services Network(RESNET) in which a home built to a specification of the HERS reference home (2006IECC Code) scores a HERS index of 100, while a net zero energy home scores a 0.  The lower the home's index, the more energy efficient it is in comparison to the reference home or any other home with a HERS score.  RKSEC has seen typical ranges in index scores from 130 down to 55 with each point representing a 1% reduction in energy use. 

The HERS index will give you the builder another marketing tool to differentiate your product from that of your competition.

The HERS index will give you the buyer a method to compare the energy performance of different homes and indirectly the  quality of construction.

The HERS index will give you the realtor another tool to help you satisfy you client's needs in finding the perfect new home.

Let RKSEC see how your home scores and work with you to develop the lowest(best) score using the most cost effective approach. 

See a HERS rating sample