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.