We’re proud of our affiliation with Piedmont Realty and Construction and their dedication to continually improving the caliber of homes that they build. Here’s a recent press release regarding their partnership with RESNET. You’ll probably be hearing a lot about HERS Ratings over the coming months – from Nest and from other media outlets. Stay tuned for more about HERS Ratings from your friends at Nest.
OCEANSIDE, CA (October 15, 2012)—Crozet, Virginia-based homebuilder, Piedmont Realty & Construction has entered into an agreement with the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) to provide new homebuyers with 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 Piedmont Realty & Construction from other homes for sale in the Charlottesville, VA housing market.
Piedmont Realty & Construction builds custom energy efficient homes in the Charlottesville, VA housing market. The company partners with homebuyers to create their dream homes. Piedmont’s singular focus is to deliver a new home with the most lifelong energy cost savings, the highest level of craftsmanship and the greatest comfort. Piedmont uses the Home Energy Rating System (HERS), a rating system used by homebuilders nationwide, to measure their homes’ overall efficiency levels. Piedmont also puts more energy and cost saving components into their homes than other builders in the area. As a result, Piedmont’s new homes easily outperform homes from their competitors when it comes to saving money every month on energy usage. For more information on the company visit their web site at www.thinkpiedmont.com
The RESNET HERS Index is the industry standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured. The HERS (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 click on www.resnet.us/home-energy-ratings
Drew Holzwarth, Principal of Piedmont Realty & Construction, said RESNET’s HERS Index provides a quantitative measure of energy efficiency and permits comparisons between homes. “It is expected that Piedmont Realty & Construction’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 Piedmont Realty & Construction’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 Piedmont Realty & Construction, 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 Piedmont Realty & Construction educating homebuyers on the RESNET HERS Index.”
In making the commitment, Piedmont Realty & Construction 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.