Developed by The Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET®)—an independent, non-profit organization whose goal is to help homeowners reduce energy costs through greater efficiency—the HERS, or Home Energy Rating System Index® is the nationally recognized industry standard for measuring your new home's energy efficiency.
The HERS-rated home is inspected by a certified Home Energy Rater to verify a home's energy performance, or HERS rating, and determine what can be done to maximize efficiency and minimize your energy costs.
According to the HERS scale, Mid-Atlantic Builders Energy$mart℠ homes are 70% more efficient than a home built 20 years ago, and 41% more efficient than a standard new home*. The result is higher efficiency, lowers costs, greater comfort, and a healthier environment for you and your family.
Here's how it works: a standard new home—the HERS reference home—is given a HERS rating of 100, so a home with a HERS rating of 59 is 41% more efficient than the standard new home, saving you serious money on your energy costs.*
When it comes to your home's HERS rating,
the lower the number the better.