What’s the HERS Index?
At GEM, we believe that one of the key reasons Americans haven’t made more energy upgrades is because it’s difficult to know how these investments are going to pay off. Case studies provide real data about real property owners who have successfully upgraded and have the data to show that it is a good investment. This information helps others understand what to expect and see the path so they can make their own homes and buildings more energy efficient.
The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index is the industry standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured. It‘s also the nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance. The lower the number, the lower your energy costs!
What do the HERS Index Scores mean?
The RESNET HERS Index is the industry standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured. The HERS or Home Energy Rating System was developed by RESNET and is the nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance. Certified RESNET Home Energy Raters conduct inspections to verify a home’s energy performance and determine what improvements can be made to increase it.