The February RESNET Builder of the Month is Meritage Homes. In this month’s feature, we asked CR Herro, Vice President, Innovation at Meritage Homes to share his insights on HERS® rated homes. Meritage Homes has HERS® ratings on every home built for the last 10 years. When asked what is special about a HERS® rated home, Herro replies, “A HERS® rated home provides a customer added confidence in a home buying purchase. The rating represents a dedication by a builder to build better and empower buyers to select a better-built home. Builders who don’t voluntarily construct better deliver less value, less comfort, and a worse investment to the MLS.” He continues, “Meritage’s HERS® ratings are a part of our promise of a ‘Life. Built. Better.’ We recognize that we have a responsibility to our customers to leverage expertise within the industry in order to improve the value for our customers. HERS® rating provides partners to help develop better build strategies, provide trade quality assurance, and validation for our energy-efficient claims for our customers.” For the upcoming #RESNET2020 Building Performance Conference, RESNET is partnering with Meritage Homes to offer attendees a unique opportunity to see “tomorrow’s” home today in Phoenix, AZ. There will be a special breakout session, where attendees will tour a Meritage-built home that incorporates the best design, engineering, material science and construction practices in the industry Meritage Homes is the seventh-largest public homebuilder in the United States, based on homes closed in 2018. Meritage offers a variety of homes that are designed with a focus on first-time and first move-up buyers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Texas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The Company has designed and built over 120,000 homes in its 34-year history and has a reputation for its distinctive style, quality construction, and positive customer experience. Meritage is the industry leader in energy-efficient homebuilding and has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence Award every year since 2013 for innovation and industry leadership in energy-efficient homebuilding. To view the feature, click here.