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PulteGroup and RESNET Help Homebuyers Identify Energy-Efficient Homes

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. Feb. 17, 2011 PulteGroup, Inc. RESNET Del Webb

The consumer-friendly labels, which have been compared to the miles per gallon (MPG) ratings available on automobiles, highlight the energy performance of new homes. The labels help homebuyers make informed decisions when comparing the value and operating costs of homes that vary in levels of energy efficiency.

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RESNET Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index

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RESNET’s HERS Index increases buyer confidence in home energy performance. This rating scale is easy to read and interpret: The lower the HERS score – the greater the energy efficiency of that home, which means lower energy bills. Homes rated at 100 meet the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for new homes. Existing homes often rate above 100. A home with a score of 130, for example, is 30 percent less energy-efficient than the IECC code. A high-performing ENERGY STAR home will rate much lower, typically from 65-85.

the United States

Early versions of this pilot program already underway in a number of markets will be evaluated for use nationwide based on analysis of consumer feedback.


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Bloomfield Hills, Mich. District of Columbia Del Webb

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