ExperienceOne Homes is committed to building high-performance homes with lower monthly utility bills and a higher degree of indoor air quality and comfort. To benchmark our energy efficiency performance, every home we build comes with an independently verified HERS score.

What is a HERS score?

The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index is the nationally recognized industry standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured. On the index, a score of 100 represents a standard house built today and a 0 represents a net zero-energy home.

To put things into perspective, if we were discussing cars, a higher miles per gallon (MPG) translates into fuel savings, whereas a lower HERS score means less money spent on utility bills for the home.

Why does a HERS score matter?

Homes with lower HERS scores cost less to keep warm in winter and cool in summer, so more money stays in your pocket instead of going to your utility company.

In addition, HERS rated homes qualify for energy-efficient mortgages that allow homeowners to finance energy efficiency improvements at competitive mortgage rates instead of high commercial loan rates.

How do I know my HERS score?

During the construction process, each of our homes is inspected twice by a certified home energy rater to assess how efficient the home is and provides it with a performance score. We include this score and details about the homes performance with a certificate included in your closing packet.