Azimuth Home Energy Solutions provides Energy Audits in Massachusetts for Residential and Commercial Code Compliance; 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and Stretch Energy Code consultation and testing services for builders and homeowners, HERS ratings for new homes, existing homes, and commercial buildings in northeast Massachusetts.
Since 2010, we have provided reliable, professional energy efficiency testing and solutions. Our service area includes northeastern Massachusetts, North Shore, Merrimack Valley. Energy audits are performed by an experienced RESNET certified HERS Rater and Energy Star Partner with over 35 years experience in the building industry.
We assist builders, homeowners, and architects in the goal of constructing comfortable, durable, healthy, energy efficient homes.
As of July 2019 there are 272 communities in Massachusetts that require HERS ratings to comply with the Stretch Energy Code. All Massachusetts communities are required to meet the standards of the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).
What are some of the benefits of an energy audit?
A properly constructed energy efficient home is an investment that will pay back in continuous energy savings over its lifetime, while providing a healthy living environment with lowered maintenance costs.
Homes with reduced energy use help conserve limited natural resources and reduce pollution, thus preserving a healthier planet for us, as well as future generations.
What is a HERS rating and how is a rating calculated?
The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) is a nationally recognized standard in energy efficiency, and has been used to certify homes over 2.5 million homes built in the U.S. as of June 2019. From plan analysis to final testing and commissioning, we provide peace of mind and assurance of quality.
For more information please visit the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) page.
What are the requirements of the Building Code for a new home?
In cities and towns which have adopted the Stretch Energy Code a HERS rating is required both in permitting and for occupancy. For these houses a HERS rating of 55 or lower (lower scores are better) is required to meet code.
For houses being built in communities which have not adopted the Stretch Energy Code the code requirements are those of the 2015 IECC code. These houses must meet all of the same insulation requirements. In addition testing is required on HVAC duct systems (air leakage) and building air leakage (blower door testing).
The HERS Index is a scoring system established by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET)
Learn more about the HERS rating system
Marc Simon is a RESNET certified HERS Rater, and Energy Star Partner with over 35 years experience in the building industry
Learn more about Marc’s credentials