Friday, June 3, 2011

Another Builder Moves to the adoption of the HERS score

 Ryland Homes has committed to having all of their homes energy rated and marketing the HERS Index of the homes they build.

Ryland Homes and RESNET have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together in promoting improved home energy performance and home energy ratings of new homes.

The intent of the MOU is to raise consumers knowledge of new home energy performance by using RESNET's HERS Index. This will clearly differentiate homes built by Ryland Homes and put competitive pressure on the new home industry market to follow suit. It is expected that this agreement will serve as a model to other local and regional builders that would have positive outcomes for consumers, RESNET and the new home industry.

With the agreement Ryland Homes commits to having the homes it builds energy rated by RESNET certified Home Energy Raters and it will provide a label on every new home built that contains the HERS Index score of the home and advertise the home's index rating. 

Ryland Homes is the nation's ninth largest homebuilder. It has communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Texas.
Info borrowed from the RESNET news letter.

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