The Most Energy Efficient Homes Around.
The description “ energy efficient homes ” is not a government regulated term. It may be used by any home builder who incorporates even the least energy efficient products on the market into their homes. So how does a consumer compare one home to another in the area of energy efficiency? How does he or she know that one home’s energy efficiency is equivalent to that of another home? There are many factors that contribute to a home’s energy efficiency. It is in looking at the home as a whole, a combination of its individual, energy saving components, that one determines the true comparative worthy value of the home. As you can see, one company’s energy efficient homes can be completely different than another. At On Top of the World, we quantify our claim of energy efficient homes.
The HERS® Index is the industry standard when measuring a home’s energy efficiency, it is the nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance. Knowing that you have a low HERS® score means you get to put the savings back in your pocket every month!
Visiting other communities? Ask them what their HERS rating is.
The Lower Your Score
The More Energy & Money You Save
What the Numbers Mean
A standard new home is awarded a rating of 100 on the HERS® Index. The lower a home rates the more energy efficient it is. Therefore, a home rating of 70 on the HERS® Index is 30% more efficient than the standard new home and a rating of 130 is 30% less efficient than a standard new home.
Typical Existing Home
Typical New Home
Our New Home
It pays to know BEFORE you buy! Increasing numbers of Energy Smart builders are having their homes energy rated. If the home you want to buy doesn’t have a HERS® Index rating – ask for it.
The U.S. Department of Energy has determined that a typical resale home scores 130 on the HERS® Index. The LOWER the HERS® Index the more energy efficient a home is, meaning lower energy costs for the homeowner.
A low HERS® Index adds VALUE and COMFORT to a home, which is why builders across the United States ensure that all their homes are energy rated.