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HERS (Home Energy Rating Systems) provide a standardized evaluation of a home's energy efficiency and expected energy costs.  A home energy rating can qualify a home owner or home buyer for an energy efficient mortgage (EEM) or an energy improvement mortgage (EIM).  An energy rating can maximize the value of the largest single investment most home owners are likely to make in their entire lifetime.

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Home Energy Rating System Index scale

HERS Ratings provide a relative energy use index called the HERS Index – a HERS Index of 100 represents the energy use of the “American Standard Building” and an Index of 0 (zero) indicates that the proposed building uses no net purchased energy (a Zero Energy Building).


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