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Friday, May 17th, 2013

Do You Know How an Energy Rating Works?

Do you know how energy efficient your home is? Or what your home’s HERS Index Score is? If not, but you want to find out, the best way is by doing a home energy rating. What’s an energy rating? We’re glad you asked! In this issue of the RESNET SmartHome newsletter, we discuss what an energy rating is and how it works. There’s also a great infographic that you can share which illustrates what’s involved in getting an energy rating. So, as we settle into spring and get ready for summer, kick back with the RESNET SmartHome newsletter and find out what’s happening in the world of home energy efficiency. Happy reading!

What is an Energy Rating?

What is an Energy RatingThere was a time when the only comparison people made about houses were who had the bigger one. No longer. Thanks to high – and ever increasing energy costs, combined with a weak economic recovery, homeowners are now talking about whose home is the more energy efficient.

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How Does an Energy Rating Work? – Infographic

How does an Energy Rating WorkHome energy efficiency is a hot topic. Homeowners are looking to reduce their energy costs and buyers are actively seeking out energy efficient homes. While you may know that an energy rating shows how well a home ranks in terms of energy performance on the HERS® Index (a lower HERS Score means a more energy efficient home), what you might not know is how it works. Check out our infographic, which shows you what takes place when you do an energy rating.

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Energy Efficiency Highlights for May
A ground-breaking new survey shows that consumer attitudes to ecological issues are continuing to change for the better. Check it out here.
North Penn School District named 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for improving its energy performance.
DOE Director of the Office of Sustainability Support recognized for eliminating 1 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
DOE and National Science Teachers Association announce registration open for America’s Home Energy Education Challenge (AHEEC).
A fun way to learn how the HERS Index works, what the scores mean and how they can affect you.
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