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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* Even though the house was prepared for solar-electric energy, it still scored a HERS 55 (Home Energy Rating System) without any photovoltaics.
In the United States, the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) has adopted Home Energy Rating System (HERS) BESTEST (Judkoff and Neymark 1995b) as the basis for certifying software to be used for home energy rating systems under the NASEO/RESNET national accreditation standard (NASEO/RESNET 2002).
They are: stronger regulations, financial incentives, home energy rating systems, renewable portfolio standards, solar pioneers, disclosure labels and systems benefits charges.
It indicated that the house had a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) score of zero -- as good as you can get.
The goal was to reach a home energy rating system level of 90, a 50 percent reduction in space conditioning and hot-water use versus a typical home.
Combined, these elements help keep energy costs in check by improving a home's Home Energy Rating System (HERS) score.
Alaska, home of the first statewide home energy rating system, established in 1986, is one state where that's already the case.
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.
Unlike AEGB, which evaluates a home on many aspects of green, Energy Star Homes is based on the Home Energy Rating Systems (HERS).
The audit produced predictions of annual consumption for cooling and heating energy, based on a blower-door test and using the Home Energy Rating Systems method.
Such procedures will probably be comparable to the requirements in the Mortgage Industry National Accreditation Procedures for Home Energy Rating Systems.
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