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.
A certified Home Energy Rater assesses the energy efficiency of a home, assigning it a relative performance score. The lower the number, the more energy efficient the home.
An energy efficient home conforming to the 2004/2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) has a HERS Index Score of 100. This means homes with lower scores are more energy efficient while those with higher scores are not energy efficient. The U.S. Department of Energy has determined that a typical resale home scores 130 on the HERS Index.
Building a new home with Trinity-Homes lets you save money in a new custom home. Our average HERS rating for our homes is 60*!
Houses built before 2006 to IECC code have a rating of or above 100. For example if you buy a house with a 60 rating you can save over $1100.00 in annual energy savings.
* HERS index scores vary by house plan.
All Trinity Homes are HERS rated and have these seven energy efficient advantages: