Now that HERS ratings are required, how do you get a low HERS score?
Many cities and states across the country are starting to require some level of HERS ratings. South Hampton NY is reported to require a HERS rating of 70 with larger homes have to be 50 or less. Colorado is publishing HERS ratings in the MLS listings. Read more in this descriptive article to learn more about HERS ratings: The HERS Index is THE Home Energy Efficiency Gauge.
How can SIPs be your answer to the HERS ratings quest? Below are two extremely tight SIPs projects with HERS results:
SAN MATEO, CA, RESIDENTIAL HOME
See how this San Mateo, California passive house exceeds air tightness standards by 65%. Want more details on this SIP built passive house, view more project details and photos here.
OLYMPIA, WA, COMMERCIAL BUILDING
2700 SF home | 6″ SIPs walls, 10″ SIPs ceiling | .38 ACH50