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RESTalk EP 116: Energy-Efficient Home Trends Data with RESNET’s Ryan Meres

May 11, 2023 BuildersGeneralProvidersRaters

“Data is the most valuable asset in the world.”- Brittany Kaiser 

Housing trends have significant importance to the RESNET®  community.

In addition to tracking progress with RESNET® HERS® Ratings, the hundreds of data points collected on each home provide insights into the trends in energy efficiency, component selection, and electrification.

What are some of the latest trends in HERS® Rated homes?

What value can this data provide to all the stakeholders in RESNET®?

RESTalk welcomes back RESNET® Program Director, Ryan Meres, to share with us some insights he has gathered from the 2023 report: Trends in HERS® Rated Homes, a statistical abstract.

Ryan shares with us the impetus of this report and the latest trends in its third year of publication.

Some of the big-picture trends he notes are:

• 129% increase in annual HERS® Ratings from 2013 to 2022

• Just shy of 338,000 HERS® Ratings in 2022 (80% single family/20% multifamily)

• Have seen year-over-year increases in the number of HERS®  Ratings for a decade

• Massachusetts is number one again with 82% of new homes receiving a HERS® Rating, while Indiana comes in second with 68%

• 8 states achieved 50% or more of new homes HERS® rated

• When looking only at the number of total HERS® ratings, Texas comes out on top with over 81,000 ratings*

We also cover other topics in the report including efficiency, component types and usage, and trends toward electrification.

Link to the 2021 report: https://www.resnet.us/wp-content/uploads/2021-Data-Trends-Report-of-HERS-Rated-Homes.pdf

Link to the 2022 Report: https://www.resnet.us/wp-content/uploads/2022-Data-Trends-Report-of-HERS-Rated-Homes_final.pdf

A link to the 2023 report will be available in the RESNET®  Newsletter. If you are not a subscriber, please subscribe here.

*Note: In the next RESTalk Episode 117, we will learn about Texas House Bill 3215.

Listen to the full episode here.