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Trends in HERS® Rated Homes

Apr 16, 2020

Each year more than one-fifth of all new homes built in the U.S. are rated for their energy efficiency using the Residential Energy Services Network’s (RESNET) Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index. This report, commissioned by the RESNET Suppliers Advisory Board, is the first of its kind to look at the trends across all homes receiving a HERS rating in 2019.

The report looks at

  • Broad national-level trends in the number of HERS ratings and average index scores.
  • State-level trends, including the total number of HERS ratings in each state and the percent of new homes that received a HERS Rating.
  • Trends of HERS ratings in cities, including the top 25 cities for single-family and multi-family ratings.
  • Individual trends across HERS ratings, including a breakdown of the basic characteristics of rated homes and individual building components.

The report concludes with a first-of-its-kind look at the demographics of buyers of HERS rated homes based on a 2019 study conducted by mortgage industry giant Freddie Mac.

Click the cover above to download the report.