New HERS Index online tool promotes energy efficient living
RESNET has unveiled their newest online HERS Index tool making it easier for architects and builders to work towards a lower HERS Index for residential builds. The new website allows builders who are already EnergySmart builders to showcase their energy efficient homes as well as allows homeowners gain a better insight into what the index is, what it means to their home and the immense value it can add to their home.
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What is the HERS Index?
Similar to a miles-per-gallon rating on a car, the HERS Index illustrates home performance in a way that homeowners can understand. A HERS Rates provides and assessment and rating of the house as it is and then cost-effective energy upgrade recommendations, and more importantly, estimates annual total energy costs for an existing home before and after upgrades.
The new HERS Index online tool can be accessed here.