Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET)

Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET)

October 29, 2013 11:00 ET

New HERS® Index Website Makes Finding an Energy Efficient Home Easy!

OCEANSIDE, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 29, 2013) - Demand for energy efficient homes is steadily increasing but information about what they are, or how consumers can buy one is still relatively hard to find.

The launch of the Residential Energy Services Network's (RESNET) new Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index website proposes to change all that. The HERS Index website was created specifically to address these concerns, and to educate the public about the HERS Index. The HERS Index was created by RESNET and is the nationally recognized system for inspecting, testing and calculating a home's energy performance.

Homebuyers and owners can visit the website to learn about the significance of HERS Index scores and the advantages of owning an energy efficient home. They can search for builders specializing in energy efficient homes or find certified RESNET Home Energy Raters if they are interested in getting an energy rating for their existing homes.

In addition to being able to scroll through an interactive HERS Index model to see how it works and access articles relating to energy efficient homes and the HERS Index, homebuyers can:

  • Better understand how to comparison-shop for homes based on HERS Index scores.
  • Search for RESNET EnergySmart Builders nationally or by region and state.

The website is a great resource for homeowners too, who will be able to:

  • Learn about the value that a low HERS Index Score brings to their home.
  • Understand what an energy rating is, its benefits and how to get one.
  • Search for certified RESNET Home Energy Raters by area, state, company or name.

But it is not only homeowners and buyers who will benefit from the HERS Index website. RESNET EnergySmart Builders can take advantage of a dedicated page on the site to promote their services to consumers while making the case for investing in energy efficient homes.

As energy costs show no signs of falling, and the economy continues to struggle, home energy efficiency has become a hot topic for many Americans. More and more homebuyers are now comparing homes based on their potential energy costs, while homeowners who are feeling the pinch of high energy bills are looking for ways to improve their energy efficiency. The new HERS Index website promises to make it easier for both.


The Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) is the independent, national nonprofit organization that homeowners trust to improve home energy efficiency and realize substantial savings on their utility bills. RESNET's industry-leading standards are recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, among others.

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