How often does the buyer you represent inquire about a home’s monthly operating costs?
Almost never. (72%, 28 Votes)
About half the time. (23%, 9 Votes)
Almost always. (5%, 2 Votes)
Total Voters: 39
Of the 4.5 million existing home sales in 2011, a diminutive 12,000 Home Energy Rating System (HERS) audits were performed (that’s 0.3% of home sales, for anyone who’s counting).
Though the program has yet to experience the widespread adoption it will eventually achieve, a HERS audit gives a home an all important numerical energy rating. The HERS rating is based on how a home’s energy consumption compares to a similar new home meeting the current industry standards for home energy efficiency. As a standard new home receives an energy rating of 100, a home with above standard energy features which uses 70% of the new home’s energy receives a score of 70. An outdated home using 130% of the new home’s energy receives a score of 130.
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