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HERS (Home Energy Rating Systems) provide a standardized evaluation of a home's energy efficiency and expected energy costs.  A home energy rating can qualify a home owner or home buyer for an energy efficient mortgage (EEM) or an energy improvement mortgage (EIM).  An energy rating can maximize the value of the largest single investment most home owners are likely to make in their entire lifetime.

  • Want to get more home for less money?
  • Want to qualify for a more favorable home mortgage?
  • Want a higher quality, more comfortable home?
  • Want to reduce your impact on the environment?

Home Energy Rating System Index scaleHERS Ratings provide a relative energy use index called the HERS Index – a HERS Index of 100 represents the energy use of the “American Standard Building” and an Index of 0 (zero) indicates that the proposed building uses no net purchased energy (a Zero Energy Building).

Want to find out more?

  • Why do I need a home energy rating?
  • What is an energy rating?
  • What is an EEM (Energy Efficient Mortgage)?
  • How is energy efficiency determined?
  • How can I improve my home's energy efficiency?
  • What software tools are available?
  • How do Ratings relate to ENERGY STAR homes and other programs?
  • Please explain some of the energy and economic terms.
  • How can I get training to become a rater?
  • Where can I find a home energy rater?
  • How can I see if a house has been rated?
  • Where can I find an Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) banker?

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