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Nine Long Island, New York Code Jurisdictions Adopt HERS Index Score Option to Building Energy Codes

Nov 1, 2012

The momentum of local code jurisdictions recognizing the HERS Index as a compliance option to their energy codes has increased with nine municipalities located in Long Island, New York recognizing a HERS Index Score as a code compliance option.

The following communities have incorporated the HERS Index into their building energy codes:

  • Town of Brookhaven
  • Town of Babylon
  • Town of Hempstead
  • Town of Huntington
  • Town of Islip
  • Town of North Hempstead
  • Town of Oyster Bay
  • Town of Riverhead
  • Town of Southampton

These Long Island communities have joined jurisdictions from Idaho to Massachusetts in incorporating home energy ratings as a compliance option to energy codes.

RESNET has posted a web site, “The HERS Index as a Performance Path to Building Energy Codes” that includes the listing of know code jurisdictions that have adopted a HERS Index Score as a option to their energy codes.  The site includes links to each municipality’s section pertaining to home energy ratings.  Go to The HERS Index as a Performance Path to Building Energy Codes