Caviness & Cates Communities Commits to Having Homes Energy Rated and Marketing the Homes HERS Index – First Builder in North Carolina to Make Commitment

May 11th, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under Hot News

Caviness & Cates Communities, a builder based in Fayetteville, North Carolina is committing to have all of their homes rated and marketing their homes’ HERS Index.

Caviness & Cates Communities and RESNET have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together in promoting improved home energy performance and home energy ratings of new homes.

The intent of the MOU is to raise consumers knowledge of new home energy performance by using RESNET’s HERS Index. This will clearly differentiate homes built by Caviness & Cates Communities Homes and put competitive pressure on the new home industry in the North Carolina market to follow suit. It is expected that this agreement will serve as a model to other local and regional builders that would have positive outcomes for consumers, RESNET and the new home industry.

The builder constructs over 250 homes in six markets in North Carolina.  The company is recognized as one of the “Top 100” Builders in the nation for the 2nd year in a row by Builder Magazine.  For more information visit their web site at

RESNET is interested in entering into similar agreements with other regional and local builders. Energy raters who have builder clients who would be interested in entering into an agreement with RESNET should contact Steve Baden at

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