Stevensville, Md - November 20, 2012 (Investorideas.com renewable energy newswire) Stevensville, Maryland based home builder NEXUS EnergyHomes has entered into an agreement with the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) to provide new home buyers an important measurement of long-term energy performance of each new home the company builds. The intent of the agreement is to raise consumers' knowledge of new home energy performance by using RESNET's HERS Index. Use of the HERS Index will differentiate homes built by NEXUS EnergyHomes from other homes for sale in the Maryland , North Carolina , Pennsylvania , South Carolina and Virginia housing markets.
NEXUS EnergyHomes applies innovative, renewable resources and energy production elements to create a new standard for energy efficient home building and green home management. NEXUS EnergyHomes are carbon-neutral, attractive, and affordable and have multiple locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic. The current average HERS Index Score for their homes is 25. This means that they are 75% more energy efficient than the standard new home.
The RESNET HERS Index is the industry standard by which a home's energy efficiency is measured. The HERS or Home Energy Rating System was developed by RESNET and is the nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home's energy performance. Certified RESNET Home Energy Raters conduct inspections to verify a home's energy performance and determine what improvements can be made to increase it. For more information, click on www.resnet.us/home-energy-ratings.
Mike Murphy, Executive Vice President and Construction Division President of NEXUS EnergyHomes, said RESNET's HERS provides a quantitative measure of energy efficiency and permits comparisons between homes. "It is expected that NEXUS EnergyHomes' agreement with RESNET will serve as a model to other local and regional builders that would have positive outcomes for consumers and the new home industry."
Steve Baden, executive director of RESNET lauded NEXUS EnergyHomes' leadership for improving the energy performance of new homes. "Today's new homes are much more efficient in comparison to homes built just a decade ago. These homes are more affordable to maintain, comfortable and have a higher value. Thanks to leaders like NEXUS EnergyHomes, builders are increasing the energy performance of the homes they build. This is good for consumers, the environment, the local economy and our national security. It is great to have such a quality builder like NEXUS EnergyHomes educating homebuyers on the RESNET HERS Index."
In making the commitment, NEXUS EnergyHomes has been designated by RESNET as an RESNET Energy Smart Builder. RESNET Energy Smart Builders are leading the transformation of the housing towards high-energy-performance homes. These leading builders are committed to having all of their homes energy rated following RESNET's stringent standards and marketing their homes HERS Index Score.
The RESNET designation adds to NEXUS' existing list of certifications and awards by independent third-parties including, the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) certified by the NAHB Research Center at their highest certification level; Energy-Star; and the Home Energy Rating System (HERS). During a NEXUS EnergyHomes public proclamation in August at their GeoSolar Community™, North Pointe, in Frederick, Maryland, Governor Martin O'Malley acknowledged the company's national achievement as the winner of the EnergyValue Housing Award "2012 Builder of the Year", saying, "The homes are a testament to what the combination of green design, architecture and technology can do to help homeowners reduce their energy consumption and limit the effects of climate change."
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