A home energy rating is an analysis of a home’s energy efficiency; as per the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index. The HERS Index is the nationally recognized scoring system for measuring a home’s energy performance. Based on the results, an energy-rated home will receive a HERS Index Score. The HERS Index Score can be described as a sort of miles-per-gallon (MPG) sticker for houses, giving prospective buyers and homeowners an insight as to how the home ranks in terms of energy efficiency. In addition to a HERS Index Score, a home energy rating also provides the homeowner with a detailed report regarding energy problems in the house.

To calculate a home’s HERS Index Score, a certified RESNET Home Energy Rater will do a home energy rating and compare the data against a ‘reference home’ – a design modeled home of the same size and shape as the actual home, so the HERS Index Score is always relative to the size, shape and type of house you live in. The lower the number, the more energy efficient the home.



ENERGY STAR is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency. This exemplary performance is verified by an independent third party. It identifies new homes and over 30 types of products that are energy efficient without sacrificing the features, quality and personal comfort that today’s consumers expect. The ENERGY STAR label on a new home means that it is significantly more efficient. This means lower utility bills for you. Schottenstein Homes is a 100% Energy Star Builder. Each Schottenstein home is given an Energy Star Certification with a rating, which can be used for resale. Independent Energy Certified tests are run on every home to confirm the high standards of construction meet or exceed guidlines.

Whisper Green Fan

Consistent air exchanges for better indoor air quality


HD R-15 exterior insulation and R-30 to 49 ceiling insulation allows for less air infiltration for greater comfort and lower utility bills. All vertical insulation in the attic that is common to attic space is wrapped on all six sides to further reduce air infiltration and to keep the insulation in place

High Performance Windows

Every Schottenstein Home is equipped with energy efficient vinyl windows with low-E glass that reflects unwanted sunlight away in the summer. Our windows ensure comfort and savings.


Tyvek housewrap and window flashing system. Controls water intrusions and unwanted air infiltration

Water Heater

Energy Star 50 gallon electric hot water tank offers exceptional energy savings boasting a 91% energy factor

Basement Insulation Drape

Effectively insulates a portion of exposed foundation in the basement area

Foundation Waterproofing

Insulation and drainage system. For added insulation below grade on exterior walls which includes waterproofing membrane and an entire exterior perimeter drainage system.

Heating & Cooling System

Our Bryant 96% efficient furnace uses up to 20% less energy than the standard models. That means that 96 cents out of every dollar you spend on fuel is actually heating your house versus 80 cents out of every dollar if you had an 80% furnace. An Energy Star approved Bryant 15 seer air conditioner with Puron rounds out of the superior year-round performance and energy efficiency of our heating and cooling systems

Air Infiltration Package

All seams sealed on interior to prevent air infiltration at floor wall sections and windows

Individual Air Ducts to Each Room

Allows for more consistent and comfortable heating and cooling throughout the home and year-round energy savings as the furnace cycles more productively


High quality and Energy Star approved appliances from Frigidaire offers the finest in innovative, reliable and energy conserving performance that has been a company standard for over 100 years