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RESNET® 4M HERS® Homes Milestone Featured in Green Home Builder Feb Issue

Feb 14, 2024 General

The February 2024 issue of Green Home Builder magazine features the article, “Going Beyond 4 Million HERS Rated Homes” by RESNET Programs Director Ryan Meres.

In the article, Ryan notes how in January 2024 RESNET® announced that it reached the milestone of having over four million homes HERS Index Score rated. The new 4 million HERS-rated homes milestone comes just three years after the last achievement of three million homes rated.

The article notes that what is unique about this milestone is that the four millionth home is an apartment unit in a low-rise multifamily building in Missouri, rated by HERS Rating Company, Midwest Energy Consultants. The four millionth HERS-rated home is part of the Parkside Apartments development in Gladstone, MO, built by Cardinal Crest Design Build. The apartment scored a HERS Index score of 50, while also being certified under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR and Indoor AirPlus programs, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Zero Energy Ready Program (ZERH).

In 2020, the EPA recognized RESNET as the first ENERGY STAR Home Certification Organization (HCO). In 2023, RESNET became a DOE-approved HCO, for ZERH, nationally, offering home certification through our network of thousands of certified HERS Raters.

Since RESNET began tracking HERS-rated homes in its National Building Registry in 2013, low-rise multifamily dwelling units have been a fairly small percentage of all HERS Ratings. In 2013 this category made up just 12 percent of all HERS Ratings. Ten years later, multifamily units comprise about 22 percent of annual ratings. RESNET anticipates even more growth in this segment as multifamily developers seek the 45L energy-efficient new home tax credits of up to $5,000 per unit.

For more information on the 45L tax credits, visit https://www.resnet.us/about/45l-tax-credit-for-energy-efficient-homes-extended-and-improved/

See the complete article in the February issue of Green Home Builder magazine here.