HERS Index Rating Program

Determine & Promote the HERS® Index Scores of Your Homes with SkyeTec’s HERS Index Rating Program

HERS Index Rating Program for New Homes

What is the HERS Index Rating Program?

SkyeTec’s HERS Index Rating program evaluates and verifies the energy efficiency of a home using the Home Energy Rating system developed by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET).  The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index is the industry standard for measuring a home’s energy efficiency and the nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating energy performance.

How is the HERS Index Score Determined?

SkyeTec’s Field Inspectors test and inspect various features and building components of the home throughout the construction process. This testing and inspection data is entered into RESNET approved software to calculate the HERS Index Score HERS Index Scores fall on a scale between 0 and 150, with zero being the most energy efficient possible and 150 being very inefficient.  HERS Index Scores for builders in SkyeTec’s HERS Index program typically range between 70 and 50.

The HERS Index Rating program provides a cost-effective alternative for building energy efficient homes while still satisfying the growing consumer demand for efficiency. SkyeTec can help you achieve your desired energy efficiency goals and earn a low HERS Index Score.

SkyeTec’s HERS Index Rating Program includes:

  • Plan review and design consulting
  • Energy modeling
  • Thermal Bypass Inspection (pre-drywall)
  • Final performance Testing: Blower Door and Duct Leakage testing
  • Rebate program coordination
  • Convenient 24/7 access to real-time inspection data, results, statistical reporting, training modules, and marketing materials via the SkyeTrac® Client Portal.

What to Expect:

  • SkyeTec will conduct a Thermal Bypass inspection during the pre-drywall stage of construction.  This inspection will verify insulation installation, windows, duct sealing and other items that are visible at this stage of the build.  This inspection takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.
  • Upon completion of the house, SkyeTec will conduct the final inspection.  During this inspection the Blower Door and Duct Leakage tests are performed and items such as lighting, appliances, and sealing are verified.  This inspection takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.
  • If items are identified during either inspection that require corrective action or attention, the field inspector will notify the builder.

What are the Benefits of a HERS Rated Home for the Homebuyer?

  1. Reduced utility costs
  2. Increased thermal comfort
  3. Lower maintenance costs
  4. Healthier indoor air quality with fewer moisture problems
  5. Higher market appraisal value
  6. Increased financing options available
  7. A more durable home through improved building techniques and materials
  8. Environmental awareness through reduced demand for natural, finite resources

For more information on how you can start building HERS Rated homes call SkyeTec at 1.866.759.3832