All new home or addition construction in Massachusetts will require a HERS rater on the project in order for it to earn the ENERGY STAR® label. An ENERGY STAR home is substantially more energy efficient than those built to the minimum code requirements. The ENERGY STAR label remains the symbol for truly energy-efficient performance, which is good for homeowners, businesses, and the environment.
Other uses for energy ratings include:
Verification of a home’s energy performance for EPA’s ENERGY STAR Homes Program
Verification of energy savings for energy efficient mortgages (EEMs)
Performance option for energy code compliance
Verification of energy performance benefits and funded residential energy efficiency programs
Verification of federal income tax credits for builders
Contact a HERS Rater
The best HERS Raters, like Greenstamp, are energy professionals who are grounded in the area of building sciences. We are experienced at performing site inspections where we diagnose problems and opportunities. To do this, we conduct tests, like:
Blower door to test the tightness of the home
Duct blaster to test duct leakage
Infrared camera scans
Our experience in building sciences allows us to perform thorough inspections and assessments and recommend the most cost-effective energy efficient upgrades and alternatives.
If you’re looking for one of the best qualified and certified HERS raters call us at (781) 899-3618.