New home buyers today want high performing, energy efficient homes. Energy efficiency in a new home can be a deal maker, or a deal breaker, when it comes time to sign a contract. Energy Star says,”…… home-buyers are not only looking at their commute times, they’re also looking closely at energy efficiency in the homes they buy”
Consumers are looking for home energy ratings that guarantee the home they are buying will provide significant savings on energy costs.
What is a home energy rating? It provides proof for a builder to demonstrate the energy efficiency of the home through an independent on-site inspection by a qualified building performance professional-“a home energy rater.”
Maronda Homes is a regional new home builder committed to building energy efficient homes, for three reasons:
- To enable new Maronda homeowners to save money on energy costs.
- To conserve energy resources
- To maintain a company-wide standard of preserving the environment
Maronda Homes is part of the Energy Star Network.
What is the HERS index?? ” A home built to the specifications of the HERS reference home (based on the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code) scores a HERS Index of 100, while a net zero energy home scores a HERS Index of O. The lower a home’s HERS Index, the more energy efficient it is in comparison to the HERS Reference Home, ” says Home Energy Science.com.”