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Home Energy Efficiency


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CalAtlantic Homes' HouseWorks program ensures that your new home is built to leading industry standards in energy efficiency. Your new home fits seamlessly into its surrounding environment, conserves energy and provides your family with more comfort, all while saving you money. From carefully selected sustainable products to the thoughtful planning of communities, CalAtlantic Homes’ HouseWorks program focuses on all aspects of energy efficiency in the building process to create a better home for you and the Earth.


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What is a RESNET HERS Index?

The RESNET HERS Index is a scoring system established by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) in which a home built to the specifications of the RESNET HERS Reference Home (based on the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code) scores a RESNET HERS Index of approximately 100, while a net zero energy home scores a RESNET HERS Index of 0. The lower the RESNET HERS Index, the more efficient the home, which means you will save on your monthly energy bills.