The Evergreen Home

Why should Energy Efficiency matter to you?

When we use less energy, we conserve our precious natural resources and lower greenhouse gas emissions. The result is reduced environmental impact, energy cost savings and a better quality of life. At Evergreen Communities, we enhance every home we build with the products and practices designed to reduce energy use and provide maximum comfort. We are committed to working with you to protect our environment for today and future generations.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY IS BUILT-IN TO EACH HOME.

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Improve Your HERS Index with Evergreen Communities

The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index

WHAT IS THE HERS INDEX?

The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index is the INDUSTRY STANDARD by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured. It’s also the NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance, similar to Miles Per Gallon for an automobile.

WHAT DOES A HERS RATING SAY ABOUT A HOUSE?

The HERS Index MEASURES A HOME’S ENERGY EFFICIENCY and there are a lot of great reasons to have a home energy assessment performed on your house.

It can tell you so much about the home you live in, like how efficiently it’s operating and where you can make modifications for greater energy savings.

When you’re selling your home, a low HERS rating can command a higher resale price. And when you’re buying a home you can anticipate the costs of energy bills and efficiency upgrades.

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.

Ask your sales representative about how Evergreen Communities can help you improve your HERS rating.

LOWER IS BETTER

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