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RESNET Releases 2022 Statistical Summary “Trends in HERS® Rated Homes”

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Trends in 2022 HERS Listed Homes

OCEANSIDE, CA, USA, June 30, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Each year, more than one-fifth of all new homes built in the United States are rated for energy efficiency using the Home Energy Services Network (RENET) Home Energy Rating System (HERS®) Indexes.

Developed by the Residential Energy Services Network, or RESNET, a HERS Index The score is only available through certified RESNET energy assessors. Based on several variables that affect a home’s energy efficiency, including exterior walls, attic, windows and doors, heating and cooling systems, ductwork, water heating systems, lighting and appliances, the HERS Index score tells homeowners and potential buyers how their home compares to other similar homes in terms of energy consumption.

Each year, RESNET reviews trends in all homes that have received a HERS rating. RESNET has published its statistical summary of homes that were rated HERS in 2021, in “TRENDS IN HERS Rated Homes – A 2022 Statistical Summary”.

The report first looks at overall national trends in the number of HERS ratings and average index scores. Next, the report covers state-level trends, including the total number of HERS ratings in each state and the percentage of new homes that received an HERS rating. Following state-level data, the report examines trends in HERS ratings across cities, including the top 25 cities for single-family and multi-family ratings.

The rest of the report focuses on individual trends across the HERS ratings, including a breakdown of the basic characteristics of rated homes and individual building components. A variety of building envelope components are covered as well as air leakage rates, equipment efficiency and solar energy usage on HERS-rated homes.

In 2021, HERS assessors assessed over 313,000 homes. This represents a 4% increase over the number of ratings in 2020 and marks the ninth consecutive year-over-year increase in HERS ratings. The average HERS index in 2021 was 58, representing a 42% improvement in efficiency compared to a home built in 2006. Since 2013, the average HERS index score has decreased by five points. Seventy-six percent of all homes appraised last year were single and two-family dwellings and 24 percent were multi-family units.

As a national aggregate, the average HERS-rated single-family home had the following basic characteristics in 2021:
• HERS index score: 58
• Number of bedrooms: 3.7
• Air-conditioned floor area: 2,703 ft2
• Annual energy cost: $1,630
• Annual energy savings: $795

The average multi-family dwelling had these basic characteristics in 2021:
• HERS index score: 58
• Number of bedrooms: 2.2
• Air-conditioned floor area: 1,385 sq.ft.
• Annual energy cost: $1,058
• Annual energy savings: $503

The report was compiled by Ryan Meres, Director of RESNET Programs, on behalf of the RESNET Provider Advisory Committee.

To download the report click on 2022 Trends in HERS-Rated Homes

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