Across the nation the RESNET HERS Index Score is fast becoming a mainstream in the housing market. Homebuilders are having their homes energy rated and are marketing the HERS Index Score of their homes. Multiple Listing Services (MLS) are incorporating the HERS Index Scores in their listings and code jurisdictions are recognizing a HERS Index Score as a building energy code compliance option.
The next effort is for RESNET (Residential Energy Services Network) to begin educating consumers on the HERS Index, hence, creating a market demand. As part of this effort, RESNET has produced a short video, “Know the HERS Index Score Before You Buy” that explains the HERS Index to home buyers.
The video is narrated by John Bell, the Director of the Sustainable Housing Foundation. A former sports broadcaster, Bell has over a decade of television experience. He also hosted HGTV’s World’s Greenest Homes, which featured some of the most sustainable homes around the world.
The video production is specifically designed for builders to show at their model homes to educate potential buyers on the benefits of the HERS Index Score of the home.