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GreenBuilder Magazine Features RESNET and the HERS® Index

Sep 29, 2014

The September 2014 issue of GreenBuilder magazine includes a seven page feature on RESNET and the HERS® Index.  The article is “Working with RESNET, Production Builders are Using the HERS® Index to Help Push Energy Efficiency of Their Homes”.

The story features homes built by Meritage Homes (HERS® Index Score of 58), KB Home (HERS® Index Score of 42) and David Weekley Homes (HERS® Index Score of 58).

An interesting graphic in the story traces the progress that KB Homes has had in reducing the HERS® Index Score of their homes since they started having their homes rated in 2007.  It has gone from an average HERS® Index Score of 85 in 2007 to 65 in 2013.

This is remarkable progress and demonstrates how the HERS® Index is driving market transformation.

The story concludes that “More than anything RESNET has helped to revolutionize the green building industry by creating awareness of best practices and methods for achieving desirable HERS® scores.  Today many builders, including some well-known national production builders, routinely collaborate with RESNET to ensure their homes meet their energy performance goals and standards.”