The Drake Group Designated as a RESNET Energy Smart Homes Builder for Committing to Build Energy Efficient Homes and Marketing Their Homes HERS Index Score
Glenview, Illinois based home builder The Drake Group has entered into an agreement with the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) to provide new home buyers an important measurement of long-term energy performance of each new home the company builds. The intent of the agreement is to raise consumers’ knowledge of new home energy performance by using RESNET’s HERS Index. Use of the HERS Index will differentiate homes built by The Drake Group from other homes for sale in the Chicago Region, northwest Indiana and southwest Michigan housing markets.
The Drake Group is an award winning builder of homes in the Chicago Region, northwest Indiana and southwest Michigan. Their passion is to build high quality, inspirational homes while providing you with great service.
The RESNET HERS Index is the industry standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured. The HERS or Home Energy Rating System was developed by RESNET and is the nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance. Certified RESNET Home Energy Raters conduct inspections to verify a home’s energy performance and determine what improvements can be made to increase it. For more information go to http://www.resnet.us/home-energy-ratings
Tom Drake of The Drake Group, said RESNET’s HERS provides a quantitative measure of energy efficiency and permits comparisons between homes. “It is expected that The Drake Group’s agreement with RESNET will serve as a model to other local and regional builders that would have positive outcomes for consumers and the new home industry,”
Steve Baden, executive director of RESNET lauded The Drake Group’s leadership for improving the energy performance of new homes. “Today’s new homes are much more efficient in comparison to homes built just a decade ago. These homes are more affordable to maintain, comfortable and have a higher value. Thanks to leaders like The Drake Group, builders are increasing the energy performance of the homes they build. This is good for consumers, the environment, the local economy and our national security. It is great to have such a quality builder like The Drake Group educating homebuyers on the RESNET HERS Index.”
In making the commitment The Drake Group has been designated by RESNET as an RESNET Energy Smart Builder. RESNET Energy Smart Builders are leading the transformation of the housing towards high energy performance homes. These leading builders are committed to having all of their homes energy rated following RESNET’s stringent standards and marketing their homes HERS Index Score.