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Effort Launched In Colorado to Include HERS Index Score in Multiple Listing Service

Apr 3, 2013

Summit County, Colorado’s Summit Daily reported that the Colorado Energy Office is working with local Colorado Multiple Listing Services (MLS) to add a “green fields” category in their MLS listings.  The MLS is relied upon by Realtors and appraisers to access information about homes for sale.

There are four main categories under the “green fields” MLS listing:

  • HERS Index Score
  • ENERGY STAR Home
  • LEED
  • NAHB Green Building

RESNET Executive Director Steve Baden commented, “Including the HERS Index Score in the MLS is a significant push to the mainstreaming of the HERS Index Score in the housing market in Colorado.  Realtors rely on the MLS to guide potential home buyers and appraisers use the service to locate comparable properties.  Having this information will make it easier for builders to market their HERS Index Scores and appraisers to calculate the market value of rated homes.”

To view the Summit Daily article go to HERS Index Score in MLS