OCEANSIDE, Calif. — Despite the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and a faltering economy, the demand for HERS (Home Energy Rating System) grew steadily in the first half of 2020.

In the first six months of the year, there were 146,345 homes rated and entered into the RESNET registry. This compares with the 116,663 homes that were rated during the same period in 2019. In the first half of the year, there were 29,682 more homes rated than in the same period in 2019. 2019 broke the record for the number of homes that were HERS rated in the U.S.

The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index is a nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance.

“The growth of the demand for HERS ratings in the first half reflects the resiliency of the HERS industry as well as the innovations displayed by the industry, and RESNET is meeting the demand for ratings during this time of disruption of everyday life,” said RESNET Executive Director Steve Baden.

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