WASHINGTON, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington, DC area homebuilder Stanley Martin Homes 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 for 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 Stanley Martin Homes from other homes for sale in the Washington DC area market.
Stanley Martin Homes is a regional homebuilder, based in Reston, Virginia and a member of the nationwide Builder 100. Building single – family and townhomes in the Virginia, Maryland, and DC markets, Stanley Martin Homes is known for offering leading home designs, built with construction excellence, and delivered with the highest level of professional service. For more information on the builder visit their web site at http://www.stanleymartin.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, click on HERS Index.
Steve Baden, executive director of RESNET lauded Stanley Martin Homes' 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 Stanley Martin Homes, 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 Stanley Martin Homes educating homebuyers on the RESNET HERS Index."
In making the commitment, Stanley Martin Homes has been designated by RESNET as a 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.
Media Contact: Steve Baden, Executive Director, RESNET, 760-408-5860, [email protected]
SOURCE Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET)