Builder Magazine’s daily Pulse newsletter on select dates in May will feature banner advertising on the recent three million HERS home milestone. The HERS Index Score plays an increasingly important role in the housing industry, used by builders, utilities, real estate professionals, and government agencies to label the efficiency of a home, as inspected and tested by certified RESNET HERS Rater. Says RESNET Executive Director Steve Baden, “What started in 1995 with just a few hundred homes rated per year, has now grown exponentially, backed by consumer demand. By 2012, there were more than one million homes HERS rated, followed by another million homes by 2017, and now the milestone of over three million home HERS rated, a little over 3 years later. The upward trajectory of home buyers choosing more energy-efficient, comfortable, and healthier homes is certain to continue.” The three million homes HERS rated equals reducing carbon dioxide emissions by over 49 million tons (the equivalent of taking nearly 9.7 million passenger vehicles off the road for one year), has improved the health and comfort of more than 13 million residents, and saved homeowners over $8 billion in energy costs. In 2020, over 299,000 homes received HERS Index Scores, with nearly 1 in 4 new homes built receiving a HERS Index Score. The advertising is part of RESNET’s year-long commemoration, recognizing the RESNET certified raters, inspectors, builders, and contractors across North America who helped to reach this milestone. For more information on the commemoration of the HERS rating of over 3 million homes, visit https://www.resnet.us/about/us/3-million-homes/ Builder Magazine, published by Hanley Wood Media, is relied upon by the homebuilding industry for the latest industry trends, news, and information on the housing market to make informed purchasing decisions related to construction, design, technology, mortgage and finance options, green and sustainable practices, energy efficiency, model home construction, floor plans, sales, and products.