HERS Index

  • Oregon , Washington , Idaho , Montana
  • Home Certification Programs

The Residential Energy Network (RESNET) Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index is an industry recognized system by which a home's energy efficiency performance is measured and labeled. It’s also a nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home's energy performance. To calculate a home’s HERS Index Score, a certified RESNET HERS Rater does an energy rating on a home and compares the data against a 'reference home'– a designed-model home of the same size and shape as the actual home, so a score is always relative to the size, shape and type of house tested. The standards, developed by the RESNET, are officially recognized by the federal government for verification of building energy performance for such programs as federal tax incentives, the Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR program and the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America Program.

Additional Programs

Oregon , Washington

Earth Advantage Certifications

Earth Advan­tage Home Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion is Earth Advantage’s high per­for­mance home cer­ti­fi­ca­tion stan­dard for sin­gle fam­i­ly detached and attached homes. The pro­gram can help builders differentiate…
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Oregon , Washington , Idaho , Montana

ENERGY STAR Certified New Homes

The blue ENER­GY STAR label on a new home means it was designed and built to stan­dards well above most oth­er homes on the mar­ket today. …
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Oregon , Washington , Idaho , Montana

US Department of Energy (DOE) Zero Energy Ready Home

A DOE Zero Ener­gy Ready Home is a high per­for­mance home which is so ener­gy effi­cient, that a renew­able ener­gy sys­tem can off­set all or most of its annu­al ener­gy consumption. …
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