Home Energy Report
The comprehensive HERS rating provides a computerized simulation analysis utilizing RESNET Accredited Rating Software to calculate a rating score on the HERS Index. The report will also contain a cost/benefit analysis for the recommended improvements and expected return on investment.
How Does the HERS Index Work?
The HERS Index Score is always relative to the size, shape and type of house you live in. The lower the number, the more energy efficient the home.
A typical resale home represents 130 on the HERS Index while reference home (a standard new home built in 2006) is rated at 100.
- A home with a HERS Index Score of 70 is 30% more energy efficient than a standard new home.
- A home with a HERS Index Score of 130 is 30% less energy efficient than a standard new home.
Developed by the Residential Energy Services Network and introduced in 2006, the HERS Index is the industry standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured. Government agencies such as the Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognize the HERS Index as an official verification of energy