Home Energy Rating System

Introducing the Home Energy Rating System (HERS): lower is better.

What defines a home as energy efficient? The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) is the industry standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured, and it is the nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance, according to the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET®)

The lower the HERS score, the more energy efficient the home, and the less you’ll pay in energy bills.

Learn more about our energy efficient homes

Inspire at VillaSol

Step in to the expansive open concept floor plan of this home which offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a den, along with a spacious living / kitchen / dining area perfect for entertaining. Our Inspire home has a HERS Rating of 63.

Granada at VillaSol

This stunning floor plan (3 bed, 2.5 bath) will wow you with the abundance of natural light and wide open space for you and your family, over 2,200 total square feet. Our Granada townhome has a HERS Rating of 65.

How does the HERS Index work?

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.

The U.S. Department of Energy has determined that a typical resale home scores 130 on the HERS Index while a standard new home is awarded a rating of 100.

  • A home with a HERS Index Score of 70 is 30% more energy efficient than a standard new home
  • A home with a HERS Index Score of 130 is 30% less energy efficient than a standard new home

Understanding Our HERS Rating

These houses have made good progress towards optimizing energy performance! Not only is this good news from a financial point of view, it’s also good news for the environment. Did you know that 16% of greenhouse gases generated in the U.S. come from homes?

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