With a HERS rating of 29, this is the most energy efficient new home in Baltimore County BGE has on record to date!
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This waterfront home in Baltimore County MD is an ENERGY STAR® QUALIFIED HOME. It has a very low HERS (Home Energy Rating System) score. HERS is a measurement of a home's energy efficiency. The lower the score, the more efficient the home is. In addition to many energy efficient building techniques and equipment, featured is a 7.85 kw solar array on the roof and my homeowners have yet to receive a bill from BGE. The geothermal HVAC system requires little electricity to operate. Heating and cooling losses are minimal with the sprayed foam and blown cellulose insulation in the walls we installed. This home is manufacturing more electricity than my clients consume, so by way of a special BGE "net meter" (allows electricity to flow back to the grid and causes the meter to run in reverse), they have been receiving credits instead of electricity bills! The home scored in the HERS program a "29" which is quite low. In addition to many other incentives my clients received for building this home, they will only pay 29% of their property tax for three years and that is considerable for this property!
RHK BUILDERS, INC.