HERS Rating measures a Home’s Energy Efficiency. Imagine how MPG Measures a Car’s Fuel Efficiency this Does the Same for your Home. A Lower HERS Index Score Means a More Energy Efficient Home. So, when other builders tell you their homes are energy efficient or they are a green builder – be sure to ask to see the HERS score.
Typical used home HERS Score 130
30% less energy efficient than a code built home. This is the typical resale home score. Rather than saving you money, this home is generating additional costs for you and your family.
Typical New Code Built Home HERS Score 100
This meets the current industry standard for home energy efficiency (Code) but that doesn’t mean they are working at optimal efficiency.
Typical Energy Star Home HERS Score 70
Most new homes meeting the Energy Star score a 70. While this home is 30% more energy efficient than a typical new home built to current building code requirements.
Red Tree Builders Typical Green Home HERS Score 55.
That means our homes are 45% more energy efficient than a typical new home and 75% more energy efficient than an average 10 year old resale home!