This week NVR announced its partnership with the Residential Energy Services Network to help educate consumers on the benefits of purchasing an energy efficient home. This step further affirms NVR’s commitment to building energy efficient homes and is one of a number of steps that are being taken to enhance customer experience.
The following is the official August 30, 2011 press release as posted on Yahoo Finance:
NVR, Inc., one of the nation’s largest homebuilding and mortgage banking companies, and a 2011 “ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year” award winner, announces a partnership with Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), the leading national independent authority on home energy performance. NVR builds under the Ryan Homes, NVHomes, Fox Ridge Homes and Rymarc Homes brand names and will promote the RESNET HERS (Home Energy Rating System) Index, a rating scale that makes it easy for consumers to understand the cost-saving benefits of NVR homes.
In addition to building ENERGY STAR QUALIFIED homes and having a 3rd party rater evaluate every home it builds, NVR will offer consumers the specific HERS rating for the model of home they are considering and will promote environmental and energy efficiency features in every model.
“Providing clear, visible energy ratings for homes makes sense for today’s energy-conscious consumers who want to save on their utility bills and reduce their carbon footprint,” said Steve Baden, executive director, RESNET. “Marketing the energy efficiency of homes is a winning proposition for homebuyers, builders and the environment. Industry-leading homebuilders like NVR are giving consumers exceptional value and proving this value by rating every single home they build.”
RESNET’s HERS Index increases buyer confidence in home energy performance. The rating scale is easy to read and interpret: The lower the HERS score – the greater the energy efficiency of that home, which means lower energy bills. Homes rated at 100 meet the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for new homes. Existing homes often rate above 100. A home with a score of 130, for example, is 30 percent less energy-efficient than the IECC code. A high-performing ENERGY STAR qualified home will rate at a HERS rating of 70 or lower.
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