GVB Home Earns HERS Score of 44

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 / No Comments »

806 Petra PassGreen Valley Builders doesn’t just build sustainable homes because it’s trendy. We build them because we believe that it is the best way to build homes that are going to be healthy, comfortable and save us money. We believe in it so much, we live in them!

We just finished building Justin’s home, which is EarthCraft Virginia Tier II certified, ENERGY STAR certified, and EPA Indoor airPLUS certified! Also, this home received a home energy rating of 44, which means this home is incredibly energy-efficient.

The HERS Index is a scoring system established by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) in which a new home built to code scores a HERS Index of 100, while a net zero energy home scores a HERS Index of 0. The lower a home’s HERS Index, the more energy efficient it is in comparison to a home built to code.

Each 1-point decrease in the HERS Index corresponds to a 1% reduction in energy consumption. Therefore, this home is 56% more energy efficient than a traditional home built to code.

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