The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) is the industry standard for measuring a home’s energy efficiency – the intent of the measurement is best explained as similar to the MPG rating for cars. In the case of HERS ratings, the lower the score the more energy-efficient the home will be. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, an average resale home scores 130 and an average new home scores 100.
Stanley Martin is proud to announce that one of the homes in our Old Trail community in Albemarle County has greatly surpassed this national standard. The home scored a 49 on the HERS Index – our lowest rating yet! This impressive score indicates that the home is 50% more energy efficient than standard new homes on the market. An energy efficient, environmentally friendly home means lower utility bills and a higher resale value.
All new Stanley Martin GREEN LIVING homes receive a certified HERS Index rating provided by an objective third-party rater. Stanley Martin is not satisfied with settling for the industry standard, all of our homes are are designed to receive a 65 HERs Index Rating. Our energy efficient homes save you money on energy costs, without having to change the way you live.
Old Trail is a planned community luxury homes in Crozet, Virginia. Residents can enjoy the beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains as well as the many amenities the community has to offer like the shops at Old Trail Village, a pool, and even a golf course. Stanley Martin is offering 15 different models in Old Trail, ranging from 1,800-5,500 in base square footage. There is truly something for everyone in this community. For more information on Old Trail or any other new housing communities in the Charlottesville region, please contact David Garono at 434-566-1007.