Let’s Get Technical…
We know building industry technologies and materials changes are moving lightning fast. New developments change on a weekly, sometimes daily basis. So this story kicks off a series of technical pieces that will give you the latest updates on the things we are keeping our eyes on. Energy Star is at the top of the list….
ENERGY STAR: What Is It? How Do You Get It? What is Its Impact On The Environment?
What is it?ENERGY STAR® is a program governed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE). Its goal is to help consumers, businesses, and industries save money and protect the environment by using energy-efficient products and practices. The ENERGY STAR label identifies top-performing, cost-effective products, homes, and buildings. Today, we’ll focus…
What is this HERS Thing and How Does It Help the Environment?
HERS stands for Home Energy Rating System. The HERS Index is the industry standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured. It accounts for all of the energy used in the house including lighting, appliances, framing, insulation, air sealing, water heating, and HVAC. The HERS rating process is governed by an organization called RESNET, Residential…