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Certified High Performance Homes FAQ
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Certified High Performance Homes FAQ

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What is a CHPH Home?

A home, evaluated, inspected, and verified by a RESNET Certified Energy Rater for its energy efficiency characteristics. It is then assigned a Home Energy Rating Index or Score (HERS).

What is HERS?

HERS stands for Home Energy Rating System established by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET).

How does the HERS rating work?

A HERS index, or score, is a measurement of a home’s energy efficiency compared to a home built to minimum building codes. Like the game of golf, the lower the score, the better.

Is the HERS score only for newly constructed homes?

Although most CHPH homes are newly constructed, an existing home can qualify with enough energy improvements. A RESNET Certified Energy Rater can provide advice on improvements that can have the biggest impacts to an existing home to help achieve the lowest possible HERS score.

Where can I find a RESNET Certified Energy Rater?

OPPD does not recommend Certified Energy Raters. Visit RESNET to find a rater near you.

Does OPPD offer rebates for a CHPH?

Yes. OPPD provides a rebate of $250 for homes that achieve a HERS score of 60 or lower.

How do I get my rebate?

Once the home has a qualified HERS score, your energy rater will submit an OPPD application, along with the required supporting documents, for review and processing.

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