HERS Index Archives - Brite Homes

Grand Opening Interactive Retail Design Studio

North Port Store to Open in December On Friday, December 6, 2019, DLP Brite Homes, an energy-efficient home builder that offers the latest in sustainability at an affordable price, will open its first Design Studio, offering visitors a fun, hands-on and interactive experience. The Design Center, located at 14942 Tamiami Trail in North Port, will

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Do you know how energy-efficient your home is?  You should.  The one thing you should analyze is a home’s Home Energy Rating Score (HERS). This nationally-recognized system measures the energy efficiency of a property.    As we noted in our HERS Index guide, everyone has an incentive to pay attention to a home’s HERS rating. Because

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As zero energy home builders, we talk a lot about home energy efficiency.  But how do you know if a property is energy-efficient or not?  Sure, solar panels and LED lighting reduce energy consumption. You certainly want those elements. But air leakage from low-grade windows and drywall could decrease home energy efficiency. And that’s not

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The US has roughly 5,000 net zero homes on the market, according to the Net-Zero Energy Coalition. Given current policy trends and growing consumer demand, experts estimate the number of green homes will skyrocket in the coming years, provided costs come down.  As a zero energy home builder, we aim to take renewable energy homes

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Earn energy credits instead of paying a utility bill. Breathe fresh air 24/7. Combat climate change. And enjoy a durable home designed to withstand the test of time.  Sounds like the life, right?  Anyone has an incentive to live in a net zero home. Benefits abound. And since zero energy home builders have been making

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A zero energy ready home produces as much energy as it consumes. This leaves residents with a net zero energy bill.  Sounds quite nice, right?  The zero energy concept stems from energy-efficient building designs. Back in the 1970s, when energy efficiency became a greater concern, it was hard to imagine net zero homes were possible.

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HERS Index

The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index is a nationally-recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance. The Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) created the HERS Index and continues to maintain it. As a homeowner or a potential homebuyer, you should know what the HERS Index is and what a HERS score can

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