Meeting & Exceeding

  • Durability
  • Comfort
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Healthy Air Quality
High Performance Home builders work with certified HERS raters to:

:- Make important design decisions

:- Verify rigorous inspection checklists

:- Confirm home performance test targets

HERS Index Rating At A Glance


What’s a HERS Rating?

:- A standard home will have a HERS index of 100% of the energy allowed by the 2006 International Energy Conversation Code (IECC).

:- The current state energy codes, however, are designed to be 15% more efficient than the 2006 IECC requirements. Therefore, a standard code minimum home in North or South Carolina today will have a HERS index of 85.

:- To be rated a High Performance Home, a structure must be 15% more efficient than the state energy code. It must have a minimum of HERS Index of 70.