One of the many benefits of a new home today, particularly at Ventana, is they are more energy efficient than older existing houses. This is a monthly utility cost savings to the new home buyer and a benefit to our environment.
Ventana by Ryder Homes uses the HERS (Home Energy Rating System) index to measure its energy consumption comparative to other communities and existing houses. This index, in use over 20 years, is a standard of both the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency. A new home in compliance with the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (Ventana is built to the 2009 Code) should rate 100 on the HERS index scale. A home rating 80 is 20% more energy efficient.
Please contact the Ventana New Home Specialists to review the HERS certificates for each Ventana home to see the HERS index and the annual utility costs and savings.