OCEANSIDE, Calif. — Despite the continued disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, supply shortages, and labor shortages, the demand for HERS grew steadily in the first half of 2021.
In the first six months of 2021, there were 150,894 homes rated and entered into the RESNET registry. This compares with the 145,961 homes that were rated during the same period in 2020. The year 2020 broke the record for the number of homes that were HERS rated in the U.S.
The increase in HERS Rating activity can in part be explained by:
- Homebuilding having been designated an essential activity by most states during the pandemic.
- The growing demand for housing, due in part to lifestyle changes, low mortgage interest rates, etc.
“The growth of the demand for HERS ratings in the first half of 2021 reflects the continued resiliency of the HERS community and the demand for healthy, energy-efficient homes,” said RESNET Executive Director Steve Baden. “We believe this demand will continue now and after this time of disruption in the building industry.”
See month-by-month comparison below.
Difference Between 2020 and 2021 Number of Homes Entered into the Registry:
- January 2020: 26,916
- January 2021: 24,142
- February 2020: 20,823
- February 2021: 24,779
- March 2020: 28,210
- March 2021: 25,421
- April 2020: 22,907
- April 2021: 24,330
- May 2020: 23,397
- May 2021: 24,452
- June 2020: 23,708
- June 2021: 27,770
- July 2020: 24,159
- July 2021: 24,231
- August 2020: 24,527
- August 2021: 29,668
- Sept 2020: 24,252
- Sept 2021: 26,749
Total Difference in Number of Homes Entered into the Registry Between 2020 and 2021: 12,643
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