The October 2022 RESNET HERS® Index Builder of the Month is Georgia’s Ivey Homes. Brothers Mark and Matt Ivey founded the company in 2004 but were introduced to the homebuilding industry when their father, Jake, started building homes in the Augusta area in 1984. In this month’s feature, we asked Ivey Homes’ Sales and Marketing Director Caroline Ashe to share some insight on building HERS® homes for their customers. “We built 257 homes in 2021, and are estimated to build 225 homes in 2022. All of our homes and townhomes are HERS-rated. A home is not only a place to make memories with family, it’s an investment and helps build wealth. An energy-efficient HERS-rated home is a piece of that wealth building. If the home is more energy efficient and better built then the value is more protected.” She adds, “We feel having our homes’ HERS-rated shows value to our homebuyers that their home is better built. Programs and construction techniques that we institute must offer a benefit for our customers and we feel a HERS-rated home shows the customer in easy terms how much more energy efficient their home is than others.” Ivey Homes created a program called IveyWise, which educates homebuyers on why an Ivey Home is more energy efficient, better built, and healthier for them and their family. The HERS® is a big component of the IveyWise program. Read more of the profile here.