HouseWorks by Ryland

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Ryland’s HouseWorks® program ensures that your new home is built to leading industry standards in energy efficiency. Your new home fits seamlessly into its surrounding environment, conserves energy and provides your family with more comfort, all while saving you money. From carefully selected sustainable products to the thoughtful planning of communities, Ryland’s HouseWorks® program focuses on all aspects of energy efficiency in the building process to create a better home for you and the Earth.

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The Home Energy Rating System: HERS® Index

HERS Index®

The HERS® Index (Home Energy Rating System) is an index developed by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) to measure the energy efficiency of a home. The scale is based on the standards of the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code, by which the HERS Reference Home would score a base of 100. The lower the HERS Index score, the more energy efficient the home. A typical existing/resale home score is around 130. Most new Ryland homes score between 85 and 60 – making them more energy efficient than an existing/resale home and other typical new homes on the market – even those that meet energy-efficiency standards. Measuring our homes using the HERS Index helps demonstrate how the HouseWorks® program and our partnerships with leaders in energy efficiency ensure that your home not only fits seamlessly into your life, but also into its surrounding environment.