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RESNET Recognizes Builders Leading the Path to Net Zero Energy Homes

Jan 28, 2021

2020 was a record year in terms of the number of homes that were HERS rated and entered into the RESNET National Registry. 2020 was also notable for how builders are blazing the path to net zero energy homes.

In 2020, there were 299,755 homes HERS rated in 2020. The average HERS Index Score of the homes HERS rated was 58.

The following is in recognition to those pioneers who are building and selling high energy performance homes.

RESNET conducted an analysis of the 299,755 homes that were HERS rated. It found that the following builders who built over 50 homes had the lowest average HERS Index Scores.

RESNET Executive Director Steve Baden commented, “RESNET is proud to recognize the homebuilders that are leading the path to net zero energy homes. By comparison, a HERS Index Score of 100 represents a home built as recently as 2006. Not only are these homes with low HERS Index Scores are more comfortable for owners of the homes, they also annually save their families an average over $750 a year in utility costs, fostering local economic development, and reduce annually an average of 4.39 tons of carbon emissions aiding the environment.”

The RESNET 2021 Virtual Conference will offer a number of sessions focused on the trend to low energy homes.

Day One of the live streaming conference is focused on “The Role of Builders, Real Estate, and Finance in Increasing Home Performance” and will feature presentations on:

• Net Zero Energy Homes – Behind the Walls

• Making Energy Efficiency Visible in the Real Estate Market

• The Future of Codes

• New Climate for Regulations and Policies Affecting the Housing Industry

• Things to Come – Next Generation of Housing

• Nexus of Affordability and Energy Efficiency: A Discussion

The first day of live streaming is co-hosted by the National Association of Home Builders, Leading Builders of America, Habitat for Humanity International, International Code Council and RESNET.

The On-Demand Prerecorded Sessions will also feature a number of topics on building and rating high energy performance homes.

For more information and to register for the conference, go to RESNET 2021 Virtual Conference