The Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), a non-profit dedicated to developing home energy efficiency rating systems, saw record-breaking number of requests for HERS Rating (Home and Energy System Rating) in 2020.
Undeterred by a global pandemic and economic shut-downs across the nation, requests for HERS Ratings increased 24 percent from 2019. The average HERS Rating for assessed homes in 2020 was 58.
The HERS Rating system is on a 0-100 scale, with a rating of zero being the highest energy efficiency a home could score and 100 being the lowest efficiency score.
“Homebuilders are increasingly seeing energy efficiency as a major selling point for buying a new home,” said RESNET Executive Director Steve Bade, “To take advantage of this opportunity, builders across the nation are presenting their homes’ energy performance in a way that every home buyer can understand, the home’s HERS Index Score.”
Among states with 1,000 or more rated homes, Minnesota had the lowest HERS Rating on average.