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HERS Score Builder: Sutter Homes

Houses by Sutter Homes are all assessed using the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) score. HERS rated homes are proven to maximize the home’s efficiency and your health. On a scale of 0-150, the lower a home scores the more energy efficient it is. Learn more about the benefit of HERS Score houses, and how Sutter Homes uses this score to maximize energy efficiency in their construction.

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Facilitating Energy Efficient Construction

As construction codes continue to modernized, HERS rated homes, like those built by Sutter Home, pave the way to a cleaner, environmentally friendlier, and more efficient future.

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The Lower the Score, The Better the Home

The lower a home scores on the HERS index, the more energy efficient and healthy the home is. Sutter Homes are rated below zero on the HERS index.

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Growth of HERS Rated Homes

HERS rated homes reduce 1 million tons of carbon production every year, and that number grows as more net positive homes from builders like Sutter Homes are constructed.

Sutter Homes & the HERS Score

Sutter Homes are net positive, and often times have a below-zero rating on the HERS index.

When a home rates below zero on the HERS index, it means that the home produces enough energy to cover all of the utility bills and has electricity leftover. This can be used to charge your electric car, mobile devices, power tools, or receiving a check back from your electric provider as you put your extra energy back into the system.

Sutter Homes with 0 HERS Score
Energy Efficiency100%
Average Home with 75 HERS Score
Energy Efficiency25%

Net Positive

Learn what it means for a home to be net positive, and why Sutter Homes commits to building energy producing homes.

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We are extremely pleased with our custom-built home by Sutter Homes. First and foremost, the energy efficiency of the home is exceptional. Last LPEA bill was $13.80 and the Atmos gas bill was $28. The Zehnder ComfoAir for air exchange works beautifully and makes for a very comfortable inside environment. At first there was a problem with condensation, which was remedied with an additional insulation sleeve. Our builder promptly took care of that issue. All in all, Mike was very accomodating in assisting us with changes and modifications in design and materials. We highly recommend Sutter Homes if you're looking for a quality home built with today's energy efficiency in mind.- Sandy F.
The first time I met Mike was at the job site of our future home that he built. It was very apparent to me that this construction was very different, and he proceeded to give me some information on his unique approach to energy efficiency and carbon footprint reduction living. I spent the next day on the internet and became convinced that the SHC vision was what my wife and I wanted. I have never lived in a house that did not have hot/cold zones but have been very pleased how the Zehnder ERV system “evens out” the “climate” in our house. In combination with the air filtration with this system and the use of zone based mini-splits, my wife and I are very happy with this very different experience as compared to our hydronic base board heating system from our former house. We regard ourselves as earth-friendly, and our current house from SHC fits our perspective—the fact that our utility bills are nearly non-existent doesn’t hurt either! We have taken our lot to a xeriscape point and would add this to the environmental reduction impact that appeals to us. Love the instant hot water!!- Gary S.
We love our home. We knew we wanted a builder that would be intentional and smart in the design, as well as make it beautiful. All the small details - the window quality, the insulation, the air filtration system, the layout - all of it added up, and now we have a home that will require very little maintenance over the years and has very low utility bills. Such a house made it possible for us to live in this beautiful city. Thanks for making that happen Sutter Homes!!- Summer
When Sutter Homes Co declares their homes being Net Zero, they really are. Their HERS ratings back up their claims. We were far more impressed with this home that exceeded any of our expectations.- Gary & Lorie S.
Zindher air filtration system replaces the homes air several times hourly with outside air, geothermally preheated and filtered through a HEPA filter to remove outside contaminants. Indoor air is maintained fresh and completely free of Radon buildup. If you have severe allergies or asthma this system would be tough to beat. The home has been built to exceed building construction requirements for many years to come.- Doug C.
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