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Number of HERS-Rated Homes Grows in First Three Quarters of 2021

Number of HERS-Rated Homes Grows in First Three Quarters of 2021Despite the continued disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, supply shortages, and labor shortages, the demand for HERS grew steadily in the first half of 2021.

In the first six months of 2021, there were 150,894 homes rated and entered into the RESNET registry. This compares with the 145,961 homes that were rated during the same period in 2020. The year 2020 broke the record for the number of homes that were HERS rated in the U.S.

The increase in HERS Rating activity can in part be explained by:

  • Homebuilding having been designated an essential activity by most states during the pandemic.
  • The growing demand for housing, due in part to lifestyle changes, low mortgage interest rates, etc.

Steve Baden, RESNET executive director, says: “The growth of the demand for HERS ratings in the first half of 2021 reflects the continued resiliency of the HERS community and the demand for healthy, energy-efficient homes. We believe this demand will continue now and after this time of disruption in the building industry.”

Difference Between 2020 and 2021 Number of Homes Entered into the Registry:

January 2020: 26,916
January 2021: 24,142

February 2020: 20,823
February 2021: 24,779

March 2020: 28,210
March 2021: 25,421

April 2020: 22,907
April 2021: 24,330

May 2020: 23,397
May 2021: 24,452

June 2020: 23,708
June 2021: 27,770

July 2020: 24,159
July 2021: 24,231

August 2020: 24,527
August 2021: 29,668

Sept 2020: 24,252
Sept 2021: 26,749

Total Difference in Number of Homes Entered into the Registry Between 2020 and 2021: 12,643