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Effort to Include HERS Index Score in MLS in Colorado Receives National News Coverage

May 2, 2013

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

On April 24, 2013 MarketWire carried a national news release on Colorado including HERS Index Score in the MLS.  In less than 48 hours the story was covered by news outlets across the nation.

News outlets that covered the story include:

  • Television CBS 3, Philadelphia
  • Radio station KVOR, Colorado Springs
  • Minnesota Public Radio
  • CBS MarketWatch
  • Albany, NY Times Union
  • Anchorage, AK Daily News
  • Boise, ID Idaho Statesman
  • Buffalo, NY News
  • Columbus, OH Dispatch
  • El Paso, TX Times
  • La Cruces, NM Sun-News
  • Lexington, KY Herald-Ledger
  • Minneapolis, MN Star Tribune
  • New York, NY Newsday
  • Oakland, CA Tribune
  • Pasadena, CA Star-News
  • Sacramento, CA Bee
  • San Bernardino, CA Sun
  • San Gabriel, CA Tribune
  • San Mateo, CA Daily Journal
  • Santa Cruz, CA Sentinel
  • Wichita, KS Eagle-Beacon
  • Bing News
  • Google News
  • Yahoo Biz
  • Yahoo News

This national coverage increase consumer and industry awareness of the value of energy efficient homes and home energy ratings.  It will also strengthen the movement to include a home’s HERS Index Score in MLS across the nation.

The story can be downloaded at HERS Index Score in Colorado MLS