Chesmar Homes San Antonio Division Commits to Having Homes Energy Rated and Marketing the Homes HERS Index – First Local Builder to Make Commitment

April 18th, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under Hot News

The San Antonio Division of Chesmar Homes has become the first local builder to make the commitment of having all of their homes energy rated and marketing the HERS Index of the homes they build.

Chesmar Homes 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 Chesmar Homes and put competitive pressure on the new home industry in the San Antonio 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.

With the agreement the San Antonio Division of Chesmar Homes commits to having the homes it builds energy rated by RESNET certified Home Energy Raters and it will provide a label on every new home built that contains the HERS Index score of the home and advertise the home’s index rating.

Chesmar Homes builds homes in the Houston and San Antonio markets.  The builder is committed to energy efficiency.  The company features a MPG [Modern Design - Performance Guaranteed - Green Certified]® program and it guarantees that a new Chesmar home uses less energy, costs less to operate and provides a comfortable environment for your family, with temperatures that vary less than three degrees from one room to another. For more information on the company 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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