HERS® Home Energy Rating System
What is a HERS Index?
The HERS Index is a scoring system established by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) in which a home built to the specifications of the HERS Reference Home (based on the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code) scores a HERS Index of 100, while a net zero energy home scores a HERS Index of 0. The lower the HERS Index, the more efficient the home, which means you will save on your monthly energy bills.
A Tegrity Home is rated better than a Typical New Home
on the HERS Index.
The "typical new home" HERS index of 100 is based on a home built to the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code. The HERS® Index is a registered trademark of RESNET. Additional information on the HERS Index and RESNET can be found at http://www.resnet.us. The HERS Index is computed by an independent rater who is a member of RESNET using RESNET approved software. The HERS Index is not a warranty or guaranty of energy efficiency. The typical existing home HERS Index of 130 is a U.S. Department of Energy rating per its EnergySmart SM Home Scale located at http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/challenge/energysmart.html. Tegrity Homes is not affiliated with RESNET and hires independent RESNET approved energy raters. See a sales counselor for details. © 2012 Tegrity Homes.
See also in HouseWorks:
Overview, HERS Index