Effective June 6, NorthstarMLS adds two new data fields: Green Certification and HERS Score.
A simple “Yes/No” field to identify whether the property has been green/energy efficient certified by one of the following: MN Green Path
, Energy Star
, NAHB Green
, MN GreenStar
, Green Communities
or WI Green Built Home
. If selecting “Yes,” documentation of the certification must be attached to the listing as a supplement. Certification must apply to the entire home, not just a remodeled portion or appliances within the home.
HERS Score: Field for entering a HERS score of energy efficiency. Score must be established by a third party RESNET Rater and documentation attached to the listing as a supplement. HERS score must apply to the entire home, not just a remodeled portion.
NorthstarMLS is pleased to add these fields in order to better communicate the value of energy efficiency as a matter of consumer interest. We are also pleased to announce a closer working relationship with the Builders Association of the Twin Cities. Read our joint press release about the new fields
. We look forward to continuing this relationship to make MLS improvements that benefit agents, appraisers, builders, and everyone’s clients.