Home energy rating system


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Home energy rating system

A collection of programs throughout the country that assign energy ratings based on predicted energy use of the house. Ratings are either on a scale of 1 to 100 points or 1 to 5-plus stars. Most houses built today without any special attention to energy efficiency typically earn an 80-point or three-star rating.
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Mortage industry national home energy rating systems accreditation standards.
They are: stronger regulations, financial incentives, home energy rating systems, renewable portfolio standards, solar pioneers, disclosure labels and systems benefits charges.
A Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Council has been established to evaluate various rating systems and work on a pilot mortgage program.
Vermont's state EEM program, which uses the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) created by the nonprofit Energy Rated Homes of America in Little Rock, is yielding mixed results.
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