Newport Builders named ResNet Energy Smart Builder
Newport Builders Designated as a RESNET Energy Smart Homes Builder for Committing to Build Energy Efficient Homes and Marketing Their Homes HERS Index Score
Birmingham, Alabama based home builder Newport Builders LLC 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 Newport Builders from other homes for sale in the Birmingham market.
Newport Builders LLC is an energy efficient builder that builds to the ENERGY STAR specifications. For more information on the company visit their web site at http://www.newportbuildersllc.com/
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
Marshall Newport of Newport Builders LLC, said RESNET’s HERS provides a quantitative measure of energy efficiency and permits comparisons between homes. “It is expected that Newport Builders’ 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 Newport Builders’ 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 Newport Builders, 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 Newport Builders educating homebuyers on the RESNET HERS Index.”
In making the commitment Newport Builders 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.