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 firstname.lastname@example.org.