HERS Rating Services

What’s a HERS Rating? Home Energy Rating System (HERS) ratings involve a computer analysis of your home’s construction plans combined with onsite inspections and performance testing to arrive at a HERS Index. The HERS Index is on a 0-100 scale, with 0 being a Zero Energy Home and 100 being a home built to 2006 international energy code.

Our Raters work with you during early design to help you explore all the options to make your project as energy efficient as possible, keeping in mind your budget and other concerns such as code compliance, indoor air quality, and aesthetics.

We conduct rigorous plan reviews to ensure the architect’s plans match what we have in the energy models.

During construction, our Raters conduct on-site inspections and performance testing. This ensures that the contractor is building the project according to your plans.

At the end of construction, your HERS rating goes through third-party quality assurance and is uploaded to the National Registry, a public database of all HERS Rated Homes. You will also receive a certificate as proof that your project has earned its HERS Index.


Why are HERS Ratings Beneficial?

One of the biggest benefits you can gain from a good HERS rating is being able to acquire an Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) for your home. Borrowers can qualify for these larger mortgages as a result of having a low HERS rating and, thus, an energy-efficient home. Because energy-efficient homes use less energy, they are lower in cost to operate from month to month, and these savings in energy costs can qualify homebuyers for EEMs.

A home’s HERS rating is now a part of the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for good reason—a good HERS rating brings added value, higher prices, and quicker sales.

Whether required or not, a good rating can set a builder or realtor apart from their competition and give conscientious potential buyers a reason to do business with them over anyone else.

 

Are you ready to discuss HERS rating services?

We are! Let us guide you through the process with all its paperwork, meetings, and performance testing as you try to attain a solid HERS Rating. With 10+ years of experience and thousands of ratings completed, we can assist you in making sure your building is as energy efficient as possible and within your budget.

Who We Help

Check out our portfolio to see the wide range of clients we have partnered with through the years to create energy-efficient and sustainable structures. We view client relationships as a partnership that results in buildings that are better for their residents and the environment.

Our Results in Numbers

Green Insight has a mission that drives us: Reduce our carbon footprint while helping our clients obtain their energy efficiency goals. But don’t just take our word for it. Our results speak for themselves in both our goals of sustainability and how we help our clients do the same while saving them money.

9,822.2

Tons CO2 per year *

Annual reduction of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in tons per year

13,812.6

Pounds SO2 per year *

Annual reduction of Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) in pounds per year

9,469.75

Pounds NOx per year *

Annual reduction of Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) in pounds per year

1,205

Trees Planted

Number of trees planted on our clients’ behalf

$17,534,063

Rebates and Incentives

The dollar value of all tax and cash incentives we have helped our clients earn

*Compared to base case code building. Numbers represent 2017 and forward.

What our clients are saying

“Green Insight is always available on-site and in real-time. Their ability to turn things around and keep a project on track distinguishes GI from competitors. They are also creative and willing to roll with the punches. In my world, things don’t always work out perfectly but the team at Green Insight is always open to finding creative solutions to figure out the most timely, cost-efficient way to resolve issues.”

Casey Cameron

Casey Cameron
Project Manager, Pavilion Construction

“Green Insight’s team is responsive, available, and provides a tremendous sense of security. We recently had a project where the goalposts changed quickly and often during the approval process. We were able to get our project approved, but I honestly don’t know how that would have gone if we didn’t have the backup and knowledge that Green Insight provided.”

Chris Beabout
Director of Development, Landmark Homes

“When it comes to green energy consultants, Green Insight takes the stress away like no other. They bring an unbeatable combination of value-engineering, industry knowledge, and out-of-the-box creativity for solutions that work. What I value most about working with Green Insight is the relationship – which is more like a partnership that has been one of the key drivers in our success. They take the stress away. And frankly, this has been the best relationship that I’ve had with somebody in this business.”

Ceri Jones

Ceri Jones
Owner, Trailhead Homes

Improve your green building performance

You can stop dealing with the pain of code compliance and green building programs. And instead, work with an expert team that will help you achieve your green building goals. Get in touch with us so we can start a fast and easy project assessment followed by a free quote.

Where We Work

Green Insight serves clients throughout New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, West Texas, the entire Mountain West, and beyond. Over the years we’ve grown to service many cities in the mountain states and southwest and our primary service areas are listed below. Our footprint has quickly expanded to other cities and states within the U.S. and internationally. Our continued growth is powered by word-of-mouth marketing from hundreds of happy clients who love our dedication to detail and customer service. 

Green Insight has completed or is currently working on projects in the following states and countries:

Arizona
Arkansas
Cayman Islands
Chile
Colorado

Florida
Georgia
Mexico
Montana
New Mexico

Saudi Arabia
Texas
Virginia
Washington

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