What's Happening

Every new home in Daybreak is tested by a third-party energy rating firm using the Home Energy Rating System. Also known as HERS, this program was developed by the U.S. Department of Energy to help homebuyers make well-informed purchase decisions. You can think of HERS as the miles-per-gallon rating for a home — a way to know how much energy a particular Daybreak home uses compared to typical new and older homes. Here’s how it works:

  • Each new home in Daybreak is meticulously performance-tested by an independent energy rating company.
  • The test produces a HERS certificate, which gives a detailed picture of the home’s energy usage, showing the actual performance of various systems such as lighting, heating, appliances and so forth.
  • The certificate also shows the home’s overall energy use and cost … just like the MPG sticker on a car.

So come on out to Daybreak, kick the tires on a few homes and discover how much you can save every month.