Certified HERS Ratings - 2 Approaches
It's in our name because this is our bread 'n butter. HERS stands for Home Energy Rating System. A Home Energy Rating involves onsite inspections and an analysis of a home's construction plans. A software tool is used to perform an energy model of the home's initial design and the final built conditions. The HERS rating results in a Certificate and with an index (like a score) that shows the market how great your home performs.
Streamlined : $1,200 single family home
For the highly organized 'dialed in' projects:
Give us your project specs and we'll provide the best HERS rating service available. Of course we're available for technical support and remote consulting.
Support needed: $1,500 single family home
This level is for those that need a higher level of consulting to adjust the home design for energy code compliance, or to optimize for energy performance and budget driven goals.
We will provide insights on thermal boundary design, specific product recommendations, and will complete several energy model scenarios to present the cost/benefit analysis for various options. This option includes a higher level of remote consulting that is often needed to meet new energy code requirements for owner-GC's and builders new to the current code climate.
**HERS Ratings include all energy code and rebate program administrative requirements.
Multi -family and 3+ single family projects.
Pricing is greatly reduced and is custom to each project. email your plans for a quote. Pricing can be as low as $500/unit.
What is a HERS Rating?
HERS Rating process:
1: Pre Construction : Introductory meeting, preliminary HERS rating from plans, review of results, technical support.
2: During Construction site visit - Insulation and duct inspection, air-barrier checklists (if required), continued technical support.
3: Post Construction site visit - Visual inspection and diagnostic testing, HERS certificate is generated, administrative requirements completed for incentive programs.
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Our process is streamlined and without hidden fees
We use tools such as Sketchup and mobile forms to complete the energy model for your project. We understand that as the project is built, there will likely be deviations from the original design.
Sketchup enables us to accurately and efficiently update the energy model through the building process. Unlike other HERS raters that charge extra if your plans change, we don't because we can very efficiently make the changes.