Last year, more than 22 percent of all new homes received a HERS rating through RESNET's standards. Pearl has established its certification on the East Coast and in California, and recently expanded into Wisconsin, Michigan, and Arizona markets. By increasing the quantity and accessibility of information about efficient homes, the partnership will increase consumer interest in home certification, creating new opportunities for both organizations.
OCEANSIDE, Calif. — RESNET announced that in 2017, there were 227,840 HERS-rated homes in the U.S. that issued a HERS Index Score. This broke the record for the number of homes HERS rated in a year, with 21,257 more homes rated than in 2016.
The home energy market is heating up with the steadily increasing number of homes that have undergone energy ratings by certified professionals. The Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) recently announced that more than 2 million homes in the U.S. have now been rated with a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index Score, which is designed to measure a home’s energy efficiency. Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has completed 71,352 Home Energy Score ratings as of Sept. 17 — 25 percent of which have been conducted since Jan. 1.
Larry Taylor, whose career in the industry exceeds five decades, was honored as an inaugural Legend of HVACR Award winner during the 2017 Service World Expo, Sept. 7-8 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
Provides homebuyers with a way to measure energy efficiency
August 30, 2017
The National Renewable Energy Research Laboratory (NREL) has been researching the penetration of the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index Score in the U.S. housing market and discovered that in 2016, 22 percent of all completed new homes in the U.S. were HERS-rated, according to David Roberts, NREL residential buildings research group manager.
Report published by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency
March 8, 2017
A recent report published by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) found that a majority of utility new homes programs rely on the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) ratings for compliance verification. The CEE's "The Overview of Residential New Homes Programs in the United States and Canada" summarizes currently active voluntary programs for the construction of new homes. The report is based on 71 utility programs located in 36 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces.
Performance-based contracting involves HVAC professionals measuring the live, installed field performance of systems to ensure customers are getting what they’ve invested in. The field-performance measurements obtained by an HVAC professional are then used to rate the operating efficiency of the installed system.