The Residential Energy Services Network, or RESNET, recently published findings from a new study conducted by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency about how utilities are encouraging the growth of energy efficiency in new home construction.
Many new construction energy efficiency programs provide financial incentives to builders or consumers who have incorporated specific measures in their home. These measures include insulation, windows, ducts, heating and cooling equipment, lighting, and appliances.
The study found that a majority of these programs rely on HERS ratings for compliance verification. Specifically, many of these programs require a HERS Index score of 65 or lower to show eligibility in the program.
The report is based on 71 utility programs located in 36 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces. Those utilities with a HERS Index requirement include:
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