The Changing Role of a Rater

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The Changing Role of a Rater

One man's history of HERS from the beginning to now.

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European Union Not Unified on Home Ratings

September 01, 1999

Since 1993, all countries in the European Union (EU) have been required by the Specific Actions for Vigorous Energy Efficiency (SAVE) directive to "certify" the energy efficiency of their homes. [continue reading]

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Easy Mortgages with Energy Rated Homes of Vermont

Author: Mary James
July 01, 1999

Interested in a mortgage for energy-efficient home improvements, but bewildered by the process? If you live in Vermont, you're in luck. Energy Rated Homes of Vermont (ERH-VT) has set up a one-stop service to streamline the approval of energy improvement mortgages (EIMs). [continue reading]

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Easy Mortgages with Energy Rated Homes of Vermont

Author: Mary James
July 01, 1999

Interested in a mortgage for energy-efficient home improvements, but bewildered by the process? If you live in Vermont, you're in luck. [continue reading]

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ICFs and HERS: Guaranteed Performance, Easy Financing

July 01, 1998

For the last 10 years, Reward Wall Systems, a manufacturer of insulating concrete forms (ICFs) in Omaha, Nebraska, has offered an energy guarantee: their ICFs save homeowners 70% on heating and cooling compared to the 1992 Model Energy Code (MEC), or Reward pays 110% of the difference in energy costs. [continue reading]

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Home Energy Rating Systems: Actual Usage May Vary

September 01, 1997

Home energy rating systems (HERS) and related energy efficiency financing products have been in use since the late '70s. Today, 21 states have HERS. [continue reading]

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Will Home Energy Rating Systems Become Market Driven?

September 01, 1997

Home energy rating systems have stirred considerable interest in the past decade and more and more states are starting their own HERS programs (see "HERS Past and Present," HE May/June '95, p.29). [continue reading]

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Differences between HERS and HERS

September 01, 1997

Directly comparing the accuracy of rating systems based on case studies is almost like comparing apples and attics; each sample of homes and each HERS is unique. [continue reading]

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Money Talks at FREE Conference

March 01, 1997

Financing and marketing were major topics at the Home Energy Rating System Council-Financing Residential Energy Efficiency conference (HERSC-FREE '96) in San Antonio. [continue reading]

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