HERS Index of our West Point Gardens Homes

HERS index of our West Point Gardens homes

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 is also is a recognized system nationally for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance. Across the nation the HERS Index Score is fast becoming a mainstream in the housing market.

The HERS index can tell you a lot about a new home, such as how efficient it was built and where you can gain greater energy savings. A home with a low HERS index means a more affordable, comfortable and energy efficient home.

As homebuilders, we are having our homes energy rated at West Point Gardens. The U.S. Department of Energy has determined that 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 while a home with a HERS Index Score of 130 is 30% less energy efficient than a standard new home.

Some of the variables included in a HERS Index Score are:

  • All exterior walls (both above and below grade)
  • Floors over unconditioned spaces (like garages or cellars)
  • Ceilings and roofs
  • Attics, foundations and crawlspaces
  • Windows and doors, vents and ductwork
  • HVAC systems, water heating system, and your thermostat

West Point Gardens average HERS Ratings by Series Type:

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