RESNET was presented KB Home’s National Branding Strategic Partner Award. KB Home selected RESNET for the award because of the HERS® Index which has allowed the company to monetize the energy performance of their homes. KB Home’s Jacob Attalla presents award to RESNET Board President Jim Petersen and Executive Director Steve Baden Using the HERS® Index has enabled KB Home to market the energy performance of their homes and also to track how their homes have been able to improve their energy performance over the years. The company has been able to lower their average HERS® Index Score from 85 in 2007 to 65 in 2013. Los Angeles based KB Home is one of the nation’s largest production builders. It was the first home builder that committed to having all of their homes energy rated and to marketing their home’s HERS® Index Scores. This earned them the designation of a RESNET Energy Smart Builder.