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HERS® Rated Homes Grows in 1st 3 Quarters of 2021 (Nearly Up 13k YOY)

Oct 12, 2021

 

Despite the continued disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, supply shortages, and labor shortages, the demand for HERS grew steadily in the first half of 2021.

In the first six months of 2021, there were 150,894 homes rated and entered into the RESNET registry. This compares with the 145,961 homes that were rated during the same period in 2020. The year 2020 broke the record for the number of homes that were HERS rated in the U.S.

The following is a comparison of homes that were rated by month in 2021 and 2020:

Month 2020: Number of Homes Entered into the Registry 2021: Number of Homes Entered into the Registry Difference Between 2020 and 2021
January 26,916 24,142 (2,774)
February 20,823 24,779 3,956
March 28,210 25,421 (2,789)
April 22,907 24,330 1,423
May 23,397 24,452 1,055
June 23,708 27,770 4,062
July 24,159 24,231 72
August 24,527 29,668 5,141
September 24,252 26,749 2,497
Total January-September 2020 January-September 2021  

Difference Between 2020 and 2021

218,899 231,542 12,643

 

The increase in HERS Rating activity can in part be explained by:

• Homebuilding having been designated an essential activity by most states during the pandemic.

• The growing demand for housing, due in part to lifestyle changes, low mortgage interest rates, etc.

RESNET Executive Director Steve Baden commented, “The growth of the demand for HERS ratings in the first half of 2021 reflects the continued resiliency of the HERS community and the demand for healthy, energy-efficient homes. We believe this demand will continue now and after this time of disruption in the building industry.”