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What is the HERS® Index?

The HERS® Index Score is the homebuilding industry's standard by which to measure a home's energy efficiency. The lower the HERS® Index Score, the more energy efficient the home. Next to mortgage payments energy expenditures can represent the largest cost to homeowners. This rating provides invaluable information to prospective homeowners interested in making the most cost effective purchase decision and reducing their household's overall energy footprint.

The U.S. Department of Energy has determined that a typical resale home scores 130 on the HERS Index, while a home built to the 2004 International Energy Conservation Code scores a rating of 100.

This means a home with a HERS® Index score of 70 is 30% more energy efficient than the RESNET Reference Home, while a home with a HERS® Index Score of 130 is 30% less energy efficient than the RESNET Reference Home. Energy efficient features can lead to real savings by lowering your energy bill.

Learn more about the HERS® Index at hersindex.com

The Gumenick Properties Advantage

Gumenick Properties strives to build homes that are superior in quality and craftsmanship. While energy efficient systems and features may vary, a new Gumenick Properties home can be up to 30% more energy efficient than the RESNET Reference Home, and up to 60% more energy efficient than the average resale home. Energy efficient features in a new Gumenick Properties home can save homeowners up to an average of about $454 annually.*

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*Based on standard operating conditions. RESNET Home Energy Rating index (HERS® Index). The U.S. Department of Energy has determined that a typical resale home scores 130 on the HERS® Index while a home built to the 2004 International Energy Conservation Code is awarded a rating of 100. The HERS® Index is a registered trademark of the Residential Energy Services Network. Gumenick Properties does not guarantee or warrant energy costs or savings. Gumenick Properties' average HERS® Index rating was determined through testing of a random selection of model homes constructed between 2016 and 2017. Average HERS® Index Scores only apply to new homes built in Monument Square and Libbie Mill - Midtown. All illustrated energy costs and savings are approximate and vary by home. HERS® Index scores are not calculated for every home built by Gumenick Properties. More information can be found at www.resnet.us.