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

By |2020-03-06T12:21:12-07:00July 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 2: What Is The HERS Score Index?

By |2020-02-24T11:05:14-07:00July 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 Green MLS: Energy Efficiency and the Multiple Listings Service

By |2020-03-06T12:23:02-07:00June 25th, 2019|Energy Audit Info, Energy Code Info|

If you have bought or sold a home with a real estate agent, you likely interacted with the MLS. MLS stands for Multiple Listings Service and is a compilation of all the homes for sale at any particular time. The listings can be accessed through certified brokers, and there are many companies that offer MLS [...]

Duct Leakage Testing in Colorado. Who, What, Where, When, How?

By |2020-02-24T11:06:37-07:00November 14th, 2018|Energy Code Info|

The IECC-2012/2015 code requires field testing to validate the energy performance of the home. This has most recently included blower door testing and duct leakage testing. Duct leakage testing is required by many cities and counties in Colorado when any part of the duct system is outside the heated envelope or thermal boundary. At Scott [...]

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

By |2020-02-24T11:15:10-07:00December 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 [...]