It's no secret that when you save energy you save money. Below you can see and compare the energy savings of Meritage homes versus other typical new-build homes and existing homes.
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How this score is determined.
Home Energy Rating System, or simply HERS, is a scoring system set by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) to measure a home's energy efficiency and determine if it meets ENERGY STAR® guidelines. The lower the HERS Index, the more energy efficient the home.*
Here is an example of how the Meritage Homes Salida 4032 model performs on the HERS Index.
|Living Area||2,246 sq. ft.|
|HERS Score (Home Energy Rating)||59*|
|Estimate Reduction in Energy Use||55%*|
|Estimate Average Monthly||$115/mo.*|
|Estimate Annual Savings||$1,380/yr.*|
*Each 1-points decrease in the HERS Index corresponds to a 1% reduction in energy consumption compared to the HERS 2006 IECC Reference Home (Specifications are based on the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code). Thus a home with a HERS Index of 65 is 35% more energy efficient than the HERS Reference Home. For more information visit www.energystar.gov and www.energysavers.gov
"Meritage Green" is a trademark of Meritage Homes Corporation, which describes certain features and criteria intended to reduce energy consumption and to make homes more economically sustainable over the long-term and reduce the resulting environmental impact. Actual savings may vary and may depend in part on occupant behavior, timing, and/or fluctuating costs of energy usage and actual climate zone conditions. All references energy savings, water reduction, and ultraviolet ray reduction information is based on data published by the EPA and DOE. Plans, dimensions, features, specifications, materials, and availability of homes or communities are subject to change without notice or obligation.