Looking for a HERS Rater in Somerville, MA?
Massachusetts became the first state to adopt an above-code appendix to the base building energy code known as the “Stretch Code”. The Stretch Code, which emphasizes energy performance as opposed to prescriptive requirements, is designed to result in cost-effective construction that is more energy efficient than that built to the mandatory state-wide IECC base code.
Somerville is one of the 296 municipalities in Massachusetts that has adopted this energy code.
HOW TO MEET STRETCH ENERGY CODE COMPLIANCE IN Somerville, MA:
In order to meet the requirements of the Stretch Code, builders must hire a certified HERS Rater, like Home Energy Raters, to perform a series of tests (HERS Rating) to determine if the home meets energy code compliance. New homes being built in Somerville must follow the Performance Path and get a HERS score of 55 or less. Many renovations also require a HERS Rating and must get a HERS score of 65 or less. A smooth path to energy code compliance in Somerville starts with a HERS Rating and a great Somerville HERS Rater.
Our team of 9 RESNET Certified HERS Raters and 4 Rating Field Inspectors has 25+ years of experience in the industry and with over 10,000 HERS Ratings under our belt, we know what it takes to help you get the best HERS score possible for your project! We work with you to identify any weak links early on during the design stage and provide support throughout the entire construction process.
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“Home Energy Raters has been an outstanding company work with on all of our projects. The staff is knowledgeable, proficient, and responsive. They go above and beyond for their customers and will do everything they can to make sure your homes are up to code and energy efficient! We will continue to use them on all of our projects in the future and suggest you do as well!”
– Matt Sheridan, Sheridan Home Builders
“Great company to work with! Every construction project should have HERs ratings, we find insulation “mistakes” in every project. Very easy to fix during construction but difficult after. Highly recommend!”
– Alison Alessi, A3 Architects
Home Energy Raters is your Somerville HERS Rater!
Ready to schedule a HERS Rating for your project? Fill out the form below or give us a call at 508-833-3100.