The lower the HERS® Index, the more energy-efficient a home is, meaning lower energy costs for the homeowner. Each 1-point decrease in the HERS® Score corresponds to a 1% reduction in energy consumption. A home with a HERS® score of 69 is 61% more energy-efficient than a typical resale home (130-69 = 61%).
The Home Energy Rating System (HERS®) Index is the industry standard by which a home's energy efficiency is measure. The U.S. Department of Energy has determined that a typical resale home scores 130 on the HERS® Index and a typical new home is awarded a rating or 100.
The HERS® Index is a registered trademark of the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET®). The HERS® Index rating listed is based on a sample of Gehan Homes in the Dallas area, using RESNET® approved software. Each 1 point decrease in the HERS® Index corresponds to a 1% reduction in energy consumption compared to the HERS® 2006 IECC reference home (specifications are based on the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code). For more information visit www.resnet.us and www.energysavers.com. Actual HERS® Index rating and savings may vary depending on location/orientation of the home, structural options, interior options and exterior options. Estimated monthly energy usage is an estimate generated from RESNET® approved software. Actual energy consumption and costs will vary. Buyers should not rely solely on the HERS® Index rating in making a purchase decision. Gehan Homes does not guarantee HERS® Index rating or estimated monthly energy cost. Information subject to change without notice. * Products and/or services may vary by division/community. © 2016 Gehan Homes. All rights reserved.
Data based on the U.S. Department of Energy definition of a HERS® index of 130. Information presented for informational purposes only. Savings are average estimates for single family homes in the U.S. developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Savings will vary based on home type, orientation, house size, utility rates, climate conditions, size of household and occupant behavior. For information on a specific home, please have a home energy rating conducted by a certified RESNET® Homes Energy Rater. ROC #281891 © 2016 Gehan Homes. All rights reserved. Revised 02.2015.