HERS Ratings

The Ultimate HERS Rating Guide Part 4: When Is A HERS Rating Required In Colorado?

By |2019-07-10T11:19:55-06:00July 22nd, 2019|Energy Code Info, HERS Ratings|

One question that we are asked frequently is when and where is a HERS rating required in Colorado? A HERS rating can be an alternative solution to following the building codes when building a Colorado home. We covered many of the benefits of performing a HERS rating in our earlier blog about performance vs prescriptive [...]

The Ultimate HERS Rating Guide Part 3: What Is A Trade-Off?

By |2019-07-10T11:18:26-06:00July 15th, 2019|Energy Code Info, HERS Ratings|

As we talked about in the earlier parts of this HERS rating guide, a HERS rating is a calculated score that quantifies the energy efficiency of a home. When a HERS rating is performed before a home is built, it can be used as a method to comply with energy efficiency code requirements instead of [...]

The Ultimate HERS Rating Guide Part 2: What Is The HERS Score Index?

By |2019-07-05T10:42:47-06:00July 9th, 2019|Energy Code Info, HERS Ratings|

You may have heard the term "HERS rating" used regarding home construction and energy efficiency.  You may have even seen and read through a HERS report, or you may have a HERS certificate for your own home. Or you may have read our first blog in this series, What Is A HERS Rating.  Many have [...]

The Ultimate HERS Rating Guide Part 1: What Is A HERS Rating?

By |2019-07-08T11:21:36-06:00December 8th, 2015|Energy Code Info, HERS Ratings|

The HERS Rating Index, developed by RESNET: More new homes are being built with a HERS Rating, particularly in Colorado.  The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) is a method used by architects, builders, and energy raters, to determine the overall energy use of a home. RESNET, the Residential Energy Services Network, developed the HERS Index [...]