New Jersey based production home builder K. Hovnanian Homes has entered into an agreement with the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) to provide new home buyers an important measurement of long-term energy performance of each new home the company builds. The intent of the agreement is to raise consumers’ knowledge of new home energy performance by using RESNET’s HERS® Index. Use of the HERS® Index will differentiate homes built by K. Hovnanian Homes from other homes. K. Hovnanian Homes is the sixth largest home builder in the U.S. building 14,600 homes a year. The company builds homes in Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. For more information visit their web site at http://www.natekhov.com/hers-certification/ The RESNET HERS® Index is the industry standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured. The HERS® or Home Energy Rating System was developed by RESNET and is the nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance. Certified RESNET Home Energy Raters conduct inspections to verify a home’s energy performance and determine what improvements can be made to increase it. For more information click on HERS® Index Steve Baden, executive director of RESNET K. Hovnanian Homes’ leadership for improving the energy performance of new homes. “Today’s new homes are much more efficient in comparison to homes built just a decade ago. These homes are more affordable to maintain, comfortable and have a higher value. Thanks to leaders like K. Hovnanian Homes, builders are increasing the energy performance of the homes they build. This is good for consumers, the environment, the local economy and our national security. It is great to have such a large production builder like K. Hovnanian Homes educating homebuyers on the RESNET HERS® Index.” In making the commitment K. Hovnanian Homes has been designated by RESNET as an RESNET Energy Smart Builder. RESNET Energy Smart Builders are leading the transformation of the housing towards high energy performance homes. These leading builders are committed to having all of their homes energy rated following RESNET’s stringent standards and marketing their homes HERS® Index.