The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index is the industry standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured. It’s also the nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance. HERS® index functions as sort of energy efficiency version of a MPG (miles-per-gallon) sticker for houses, and informs home-owners about how their homes compare to other similar ones in terms of energy usage. All of Wright Builders’ homes are assessed by a local, reputable third party rater. In fact, this rating, as of January 2017, is a Massachusetts building code requirement. Wright Builders has been doing these ratings for over 10 years.
Just like having our new homes and additions rated for their HERS index, Wright Builders also participates in the United State Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED for Homes program. We feel that home is more than just shelter: homes are the most important buildings in our lives. Wright Builders believes strongly that every building should be a green building – but especially homes. Why? LEED homes or those that are built to the LEED specifications are built to be healthy, providing clean indoor air and incorporating safe building materials to ensure a comfortable home. Just like the HERS Index, using less energy and water means lower utility bills each month and less impact on the environment. And in many markets, certiﬁed green homes are now selling quicker and for more money than comparable non-green homes. What’s not to like about that!