HERS Rating stands for Home Energy Rating System. This system uses highly developed software to compare the projected energy use of planned and actual homes with standard reference homes. Projected ratings give owners and builders an estimate of what a home’s efficiency will be like after construction or improvements, so that they may determine the most cost-effective route to improve a building’s efficiency.
Effective immediately, Cozy Home is a certified HERS Energy Rater. Home Energy Raters are energy professionals who are trained and certified to evaluate a home’s features and prepare an energy efficiency rating. Experienced raters are adept in assessing a home’s projected energy performance either from construction drawings or by physically inspecting the home.
Verification of a home’s energy performance for EPA’s ENERGY STAR Homes Program
Verification of energy savings for energy efficient mortgages (EEMs)
Performance option for energy code compliance in 16 states
Verification of energy performance in state utility benefit program funded residential energy efficiency programs in 9 states
Verification of federal income tax credits for builders