The HERS rating is a nationally recognized scoring system that measures a home’s energy performance. It can be used for both new construction and existing homes. This system is used by banks and by the IRS to award qualifying homes with a federal tax credit, and reduced home mortgage interest rates, along with the ability to wrap energy efficient upgrade costs into your mortgage. The financial saving, due to reduced energy use, that a HERS rating demonstrates is counted as income for the borrower who is trying to qualify for a home loan.

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Washington State University Energy Program


BPI’s nationally recognized standards use the house-as-a-system approach to improve the performance of existing homes – an approach proven to reduce home owner annual utility bills by as much as 20 percent or more. Also, BPI ensures that your home is safe after doing energy efficient upgrades, especially if your home has combustion appliances. For further information on the BPI program, you can visit their site www.bpi.org.


We help you comply with the WSEC.
There are three options for complying with the state Energy Code

  1. Prescriptive Checklist
    The Prescriptive approach is by following a check list.
  2. UA Alternative
    The UA Alternative is for trading off building components that make up the shell of your house.
    For example – if the area weighted U value for your windows are less than .30 U; then you can potentially add insulation in another area of your house to compensate for installing windows that have low U values.
  3. Systems Analysis
    The Systems Analysis is similar to the UA Alternative, however in addition to being able to trade off building components of the house, you can also trade off mechanical equipment.

Click Here for additional information on the Washington State Energy Code


Blower Door Tests to help determine a home’s airtightness. The reasons / benefits for performing a blower door test are:

  1. Reducing energy consumption due to air leakage
  2. Avoiding moisture condensation problems
  3. Avoiding uncomfortable drafts caused by cold air leaking in from the outdoors
  4. Determining how much mechanical ventilation might be needed to provide acceptable indoor air quality.
  5. Passing the Washington State Energy Code


Please call for information and scheduling regarding these services:
Better Built Homes NW
HRV & ERV Balance Testing
Energy Star Homes Certification