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.
The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index is a rating system established by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) which rates homes on a numerical scale.
A Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Council has been established to evaluate various rating systems and work on a pilot mortgage program.
Now, their HouseWorks([R]) program provides Ryland homeowners with the confidence that their home has a (HERS) Home Energy Rating System Index better than the typical new home - a rating that means their home is more energy-efficient by saving them money on monthly energy bills.
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.
As a result, these new homes offer a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) score of 70 or less.
The more than 40 percent increase in energy efficiency is based on computer energy modeling that generated a Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index of less than 60 versus 100 found in a typical home.
Implementing the team's Systems Integrated Home approach, HGA House achieved a 104 Home Energy Rating System score from the USGBC.
Contestants will be judged by a panel of energy experts based on improvement in the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index, Web voting, and energy-savings behavior.
The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Indices of all homes constructed by each homebuilder are averaged to calculate a cumulative HERS Index representing the average energy efficiency of a homebuilder's product line of single-family homes.
With the use of the GE Energy Brilliance solar electric system and the Masco Environments for Living Certified Green construction, using the California Home Energy Rating System index, a 2,700-square foot home may see its average electric bill be reduced by 60 percent," noted Graham.
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