Home Energy Rating System

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Green From the Start: Steps to Sustainable Remodeling

CARL SEVILLE: It takes only a bit of extra effort to create a truly sustainable remodel. And that effort is worth it, both in terms of client satisfaction and the benefit to the environment. Read more

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A Mileage Sticker for Every Passivhaus
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His, HERS, Ours: An Introduction to the Home Energy Rating System His, HERS, Ours: An Introduction to the Home Energy Rating System

ED VOYTOVICH: What is a HERS rating, anyway? And what do HERS raters do? A guide for the perplexed. Read more

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Home Star Stalled: Legislation Gets Held up in Congress Home Star Stalled: Legislation Gets Held up in Congress

The Home Star program introduced earlier this year is on hold in Congress. Read more

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Home Performance Resources for Remodelers

Links to energy retrofit organization websites and other online home performance resources. Read more

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Back to School: Home Performance Certifications Back to School: Home Performance Certifications

Many remodelers believe that there is a legitimate need for home performance certifications, specifically. Read more

Next for Home Efficiency: Performance-Based Standards
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Next for Home Efficiency: Performance-Based Standards

Industry insiders believe the major drivers of home-efficiency improvements will... Read more

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Momentum Builds for a Numerical Scoring System for Home Energy Efficiency Momentum Builds for a Numerical Scoring System for Home Energy Efficiency

In what may become the homeís equivalent of a carís M.P.G., momentum is building for a simple method of scoring a homeís environmental impact. Read more

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Detecting Air Leaks During a Blower-Door Test

To improve energy performance of its projects, Byggmeister Associates, in Newton, Mass., conducts a blower-door test to determine airtightness. Read more

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