Why Should You Be Looking At HERS Rated Homes When Building A New Home

Energy Efficient Home Ratings

Watch this short video to learn what a HERS rated home is and the importance of this rating in your new home.

At Eagle Construction, we are a certified RESNET Energy Smart Bulder and all of our new homes are rated on the HERS Index.

What is the HERS Index?

The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index is the industry standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured. It’s also the nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance. We use this nationally recognized system on all of our new homes in Evansville and Indiana, Newburgh Indiana.

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Building a Better Home with Eagle Construction

The Company

  • Founded over 35 years ago now in its 2nd generation of family ownership
  • Built more than 1300 homes in over 40 Subdivisions,
  • Each Eagle employee averages over 18 years of residential construction experience
  • Rigorous quality assurance and control during building process
  • Flexible financing, closing cost and allowance options
  • A community friendly company building homes to benefit United Way and Easter Seals.

The Builder

  • Personal commitment to building the best homes
  • On jobsite daily
  • Meets every homeowner
  • Performs quality control on every home
  • On local Building Codes Committee

Quality Homes

  • Green Built for resource, water and energy efficiency
  • Advanced construction techniques well above building code requirements
  • Superior foundation, floor and wall construction practices
  • Over 200 Energystar rated homes built
  • Warranty service completed by the same professionals who built your home

Custom Homes

  • Detailed website to help start your building process
  • 35 floorplans that can be customized to your individual needs
  • Meet with builder to discuss custom options
  • Only local builder with a New Home Showroom
  • Unlimited color combination selections at New Home Showroom
  • Hundreds of pre-priced options at New Home Showroom
  • Actual size Kitchens and Bathrooms, large color swatches, and full size selections at New Home Showroom

Energy Wise Homes

  • Confirmed energy efficiency with independent inspections with duct blaster and blower door testing
  • 95% Efficient furnaces
  • Low E Argon windows standard
  • Caulk and foam package standard
  • Programmable thermostats standard
  • Sealed ductwork standard
  • Upgraded wall and ceiling insulation standard

Eagle Construction is a RESNET Energy Smart Builder.

A Builder Committed to Increasing the energy efficiency of the home we build for you.

HERS Index Homes by Eagle, as a RESNET Energy Smart Builder, is committed to increasing the energy efficiency of the home we build for you. Your home will be more affordable to maintain, more comfortable to live in and have a higher resale value. RESNET is a nationally recognized corporation committed to reducing homeowner utility costs thru energy efficiency. RESNET is recognized by the US Dept of Energy and the EPA.

We can assure your energy efficiency thru an inspection by an independent RESNET home rater. He will perform an insulation inspection, blower door and duct blaster test. The results from these tests along with the products used in your home, will determine your RESNET HERS (Home Energy Rating System) Score. See the chart to the left for the HERS Score Chart – a lower number is better.

An Existing Resale Home will have an average score of 130

A New Home built to current energy codes will score 100

A Homes by Eagle Home scores an average of 58†- a whopping 42% energy savings over other new homes.

What Does this mean for you?

Your newly built Eagle Home will save you $1257 per year over an existing home and $718 over a new home built to current energy standards‡. Not only do you have extra money in your pocket, but your home will be more comfortable to live in and have a better resale value.

When shopping for a new home, be sure to ask and look at their HERS Reports.

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† Based on all homes built in 2011
‡ Savings are for single family homes in the US developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Savings will be based on house type, orientation, house size, utility rates, climate and operation of home.