In September 2009 the Taos Town Council adopted the High Performance Program as part of the community’s Vision 2020 Master Plan. The High Performance Program modified the town’s building energy code to require a HERS Index on all new homes.
When the requirement went into effect, the code required a HERS Index of 85 or better for homes that were 3,000 square feet or larger. On January 1, 2010 the code was revise to require a HERS Index of 80 or better for all homes. On January 1, 2011 the HERS Index target was moved to 75 or better. On January 1, 2012 the requirement was tightened to a HERS Index of 70 or better.
In adopting the HERS Index requirement The Taos Town Council found that “energy rating systems and high performance building standards are now in widespread use to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy costs”.
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Go Green, NM provides HERS Ratings in Taos, NM and surrounding communities. Please contact us to learn more about our process or to schedule an inspection or plan review.