HERS Index Becomes National Standard

Just announced, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has made HERS a national standard governing home energy ratings of new and existing homes. In 2013, more than 218,000 homes were labeled with the HERS Index score, representing about 50% of all new home sales across the nation. (Read the full announcement.)

NorthstarMLS added HERS Score (along with a Green Certification indicator) last June. More information here and here.

The HERS Index is easy to understand. Here is a quick guide.

If you represent a property with a HERS score, be sure to enter that score on the listing in NorthstarMLS (and attach the report as a supplement)!

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