What is the HERS Index?

HERS is the acronym for Home Energy Rating System, and it is “the nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance.”

Homes are rated for energy efficiency and issued with a HERS Index Score based on their energy performance. The rated home is compared to the HERS Reference Home to determine how energy efficient it is.

The HERS Index was developed by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), an “independent, non-profit organization committed to helping homeowners reduce the cost of their utility bills by making their homes more energy efficient.” They have produced this informative, easy to understand overview of what the HERS Index is, and why it is an excellent tool to help your house stand out in a competitive real estate market.


Melanie Dawn Molina Wood is a licensed Realtor with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. She has earned her LEED Green Associate accreditation, the NAR GREEN designation, and an Eco-broker credential. She is also a proud member of the US Green Building Council – South Florida Chapter, and a member of the Sierra Club. For more information about sustainability in Miami, or to connect with a real estate agent anywhere in the world, contact Melanie Dawn by text/phone at 305.801.3133, or by email at MelanieinMiami@gmail.com.

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Melanie Dawn Molina Wood is a Miami native currently living in the historic downtown district. She has earned her LEED Green Associate accreditation, the NAR GREEN designation, and an Eco-broker credential. She is also a proud member of the US Green Building Council, and a member of the Sierra Club. For more information about sustainability in Miami, or to connect with a real estate agent anywhere in the world, contact Melanie Dawn by text/phone at 305.801.3133, or by email at MelanieDawn@MelanieinMiami.com

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