Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New Performance Labels for Energy Efficient Homes

Knowing how to buy a home that integrates building integrity, indoor air quality, and lower energy and water use just got a whole lot easier.

David Parker and the staff of Effect Energy (www.effectenergy.us) in Garner, North Carolina worked with RESNET to develop this new home performance label for builders that will be used to quantify the energy performance of a home. The sticker is based on the HERS Index and provides an estimate of home’s energy performance, features and energy bills. HERS ratings take into account the home’s insulation levels, window performance, HVAC system efficiency, and the airtightness of the building’s envelope and ductwork.

The new label provides a simple, standardized format for homebuyers to take advantage of the green building movement and comparison shop for homes. Homes that receive this label qualify for tax credits and energy-efficient mortgages, and save homeowners money on operating expenses every month.

Builders interested in using this label can enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with RESNET to join the growing number of leading builders committed to building high-energy-performance homes.

Energy raters with builder clients interested in entering into an agreement with RESNET should contact Steve Baden at sbaden@resnet.us.

7 comments:

  1. How do I as a homebuilder enter into a MOU with RESNET? Do I need legal counsel to draft any papers? Or can I just email Steve Baden?
    www.xtremegreenhomes.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. Email Steve Baden and he will be able to help you through the process. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  3. It is about time that homeowners and luxury home builders invest in energy efficiency.

    ReplyDelete
  4. This is great news! I hope more home builders implement energy efficiency.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I also hope that this would be promoted to more home owners. It is important to know their homes' energy efficiency. It is really helpful for their lives. Conveyancing Dural

    ReplyDelete
  6. Useful information shared..Iam very happy to read this article..thanks for giving us nice info.Fantastic walk-through. I appreciate this post.
    Res Course

    ReplyDelete
  7. Very nice article, its very help me. thanks to write this articel its very beatifull article I very like this, i already read and i will always update to your next information.

    Yishun new condo

    ReplyDelete