Certified by the National Residential Energy Services Network, the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) is the national industry standard by which a home's energy efficiency is measured.

Are Modular Homes Energy Efficient

The U.S. Department of Energy has determined that a typical resale home scores 130 on the HERS Index, while a standard new home is rated at 100. The lower the score, the more efficient the home is. An energy efficient Heritage Home with a HERS Index Score of 54 (our yearly average) is 46% more efficient than a traditionally-built home! You can expect an annual energy usage of only 50-60% of the typical “standard new construction” home. You will receive a High-Performance Home Energy Rating Certificate that will show a summary of the estimated annual costs and energy consumption for heating, cooling, water heating, lights, and appliances.

Heritage Homes of Nebraska received the 2019 National Green Home of the Year Award for Best Off-Site Construction from Green Builder Magazine. The judges noted the project was “super-efficient and a great use of resources.” In addition to this award, the project achieved LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

“To achieve LEED certification, a project earns points by adhering to prerequisites and credits that address carbon, energy, water, waste, transportation, materials, health and indoor environmental quality. Projects go through a verification and review process by GBCI and are awarded points that correspond to a level of LEED certification: Certified (40-49 points), Silver (50-59 points), Gold (60-79 points) and Platinum (80+ points).” From https://www.usgbc.org/

Building a home that surpasses the energy efficiency of a typical home by 50-60% is no mystery. By constructing indoors, in a controlled environment, and engineering energy efficient features into each home, we are able to achieve these high standards.

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