Stevensville, Md.-based home builder NEXUS EnergyHomes teamed with the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) to provide new home buyers a measurement of long-term energy performance of each new home the company builds.
The intent of the agreement is to raise consumers’ knowledge of new home energy performance by using RESNET’s HERS Index.
NEXUS EnergyHomes applies renewable resources and energy production elements to create a new standard for energy-efficient home building and green home management. NEXUS EnergyHomes are carbon-neutral, attractive, and affordable and have multiple locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic. The current average HERS Index Score for their homes is 25. This means that they are 75% more energy efficient than the standard new home.
“It is expected that NEXUS EnergyHomes’ agreement with RESNET will serve as a model to other local and regional builders that would have positive outcomes for consumers and the new home industry,” said Mike Murphy, executive VP and construction division president of NEXUS EnergyHomes.
The RESNET HERS Index is a standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured. The HERS or Home Energy Rating System was developed by RESNET and is the nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance.