Wright Builders Inc. is committed to high performance, sustainable, and zero net energy ready construction. A healthy indoor environment, year round comfort, lower energy costs, minimizing toxic materials and the carbon footprint during and after construction minimizes the impact construction has on our planet and provides you a healthy environment to live and work. With over 45 years of high-performance building practices; our expertise and commitment to excellence will bring your residential, institutional or commercial project from concept to fruition.
In this month’s feature, we asked Jessica Krason, Director of Sales and Marketing at Wright Builders to share some insight on building HERS homes for their customers.
Q: What is special about a HERS Rated home?
A: Jessica: Wright Builders focuses on minimizing the energy consumption of our new homes. HERS rated homes provide us the confidence that we can meet those energy saving goals.
Q: Why should consumers ask for the HERS Index Score on homes they are shopping for?
A: Jessica: HERS ratings will help consumers compare apples to apples with regards to their home’s performance and overall comfort.
Q: Why does Wright Builders choose to have their homes HERS Rated?
A: Jessica: HERS ratings provide proof that our homes are designed to the highest performance standards. HERS assists Wright Builders in valuing various construction methods to achieve lower HERS ratings.
Q: Why consumers should expect energy-efficient homes?
A: Jessica: Energy prices will continue to rise. Energy-efficient homes save consumers money. Our Energy efficient homes are much more comfortable than code minimum homes, provide improved air quality and longevity. And highly efficient PV-powered all electric homes are needed to achieve a smaller carbon footprint!
Q: How many homes does Wright Builders build with HERS per year?
A: Jessica: All our new homes are HERS rated, including a recent build that scores a -61 HERS Score, rated by Center for EcoTechnology.
Q: How do you market HERS Rated homes?
A: Jessica: Wright Builders strives for our new homes to be net-zero ready whenever possible. HERS ratings are a significant part of proving how energy efficient our homes will be.
Q: How do your customers feel about HERS Rated homes?
A: Jessica: Customers are excited to see their low HERS scores. Having a HERS ratings allow customers to compare various energy saving options for their new homes. It’s a great assessment tool that is highly valued by our customers and Wright Builders.