Building Energy Modeling

A whole building energy model affords both the design team and the owner guidance on where financial assets are best spent to yield a better product. This guidance can be in the form of utility incentive quantification, operational cost reduction, simple payback and/or life-cycle cost analysis. Additional benefits include code compliance

-Rocky Mountain Power (Wattsmart)

-Dominion (ThermWise)

  • HVAC Size Reduction

  • Energy Code Performance Compliance

HERS Rating

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 new and existing home’s energy performance.

A certified Home Energy Rater assesses the energy efficiency of a home, assigning it a relative performance score. The lower the number, the more energy efficient the home. The U.S. Department of Energy has determined that a typical resale home scores 130 on the HERS Index while a standard new home is awarded a rating of 100.

  • Zero Energy Ready Homes

  • Energy Efficient Mortgage

  • EPA ENERGY STAR® program

  • Energy Code Compliance