"The problem you are trying to solve is reconciling the bias and (mis)perceptions of appraisers and the real estate industry with the intent of REM/Rate (HERS software) as an energy modeling tool.
As I said before, the HERS Index Score of a newly…"
"You might call RESNET, as they would probably have a definitive answer, but to my knowledge, once a home is rated, the rating should remain fairly static throughout the life of the house (provided no significant improvements are made).
I am a HERS Rater/QAD, and am unaware of any HERS index tracking studies. The reason is probably that the HERS Index is designed as a means to compare one house's potential energy performance relative to other houses, not to track…"
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