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Two Large Ohio Utilities Promoting HERS® Index Scores

Sep 29, 2015

Columbia Gas of Ohio and AEP OHIO are undertaking a campaign to promote the construction of high energy performance homes through the HERS® Index. The program “Efficiency Crafted” is based on the HERS® Index.

The effort includes incentives to builders to build high performance homes that are calculated from the HERS® modeling. The program is also using the RESNET multifamily rating guidelines for multifamily projects.

The Ohio utilities are also undertaking a marketing campaign aimed at supporting builder efforts to explain and promote their scores. To down load the consumer brochure on the HERS® Index go to Columbia Gas of Ohio – AEP Ohio HERS® Index Consumer Brochure

The Ohio utilities report that the average HERS® Index Score of homes participating in the Efficiency Crafted program is 60.

For more information on the program go to http://efficiencycraftedhomes.com/#about