Minnesota Hits Major Milestone in Green Homebuilding

Minnesota’s homebuilding industry achieved a new milestone in energy efficiency this month, marking over 20,000 new homes that have been Green Path energy tested and rated. Since 2011, Housing First Minnesota’s Green Path program has encouraged energy efficiency through providing homebuilders and homebuyers with Home Performance Reports. These reports rate the homes energy efficiency based on Residential Energy Service Network’s (RESNET) Home Energy Rating System (HERS) index.

“Minnesota now leads the nation in the construction of energy efficient homes,” said David Siegel, executive director of Housing First Minnesota. “We build incredible homes in our state and the success of our Minnesota Green Path program has encouraged builders to set their own high standards when it comes to energy efficiency.”

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Dawnita Parmely