The HERS rating is a nationally recognized scoring system that measures a home’s energy performance. It can be used for both new construction and existing homes.
This system is used by banks and by the IRS to award qualifying homes with a federal tax credit, reduced home mortgage interest rates and with the ability to wrap the cost of energy efficient upgrades into the mortgage. The financial saving, due to reduced energy use, that a HERS rating demonstrates is counted as income for the borrower who is trying to qualify for a home loan. For more information on the HERS rating go to their site: www.resnet.us