Great Traditions Homes of Cincinnati, Ohio Commits to Marketing the HERS Index of all Their Homes

August 26th, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under Hot News

Great Traditions Homes, a Cincinnati, Ohio based homebuilder  has entered into an agreement with the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) to provide new home buyers an important measurement of long-term energy performance of each new home the company builds.  The intent of the agreement is to raise consumers’ knowledge of new home energy performance by using RESNET’s HERS Index.  Use of the HERS Index will differentiate homes built by Great TraditionsHomes from other homes for sale in Cincinnatti.

Great Tradition Homes builds all of their homes to the ENERGY STAR standards and built their first LEED home in 2008.  For more information on the company visit their web site at

The RESNET HERS Index is the industry standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured. The HERS or Home Energy Rating System was developed by RESNET and is the nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance. Certified RESNET Home Energy Raters conduct inspections to verify a home’s energy performance and determine what improvements can be made to increase it.  For more information click on RESNET HERS Index

Steve Baden, executive director of RESNET lauded Great Traditions Homes’ leadership for improving the energy performance of new homes.  “Today’s new homes are much more efficient in comparison to homes built just a decade ago.  These homes are more affordable to maintain, comfortable and have a higher value.  Thanks to leaders like Great Traditions Homes, builders are increasing the energy performance of the homes they build.  This is good for consumers, the environment, the local economy and our national security.”

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

The listing of all builders who have made the commitment go to Builder HERS Index Commitment

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