Green Home Energy Rater Reviews Proud Green Home of Louisville

May 1, 2017

As the former Operations Manager for Green Building Consulting, Dave Horton is active in growing the high performance building market all over the country, but specifically in Greater Cincinnati.

He was the home energy rater for the Proud Green Home of Louisville, a high performance home built by UberGreen Spaces & Homes in the Norton Commons development.

As the third party certifier, Horton's job is to verify that the home meets the performance criteria set by the design and building teams. He has been the LEED Green

David Horton

Rater and HERS Rater on more projects than any other professional in the Cincinnati area.

"We measure and we confirm the things that the team desired from the original concept of this project, we confirm that your concept came to fruition," Horton says. "We rate the building as it stands and use certain assumptions on occupants' behavior to arrive at a HERS Score, or Home Energy Rating System number."

Horton has been involved in rating more than 300 high performance homes, and estimates the Proud Green Home of Louisville is one of the most efficient homes he's ever rated.

"I can confidently say it’s in the top 1 percent of all of those homes, Horton says. "That what you get when you pursue PHIUS Plus certification and LEED Platinum certification, if you want to be at the top of these programs, you have to do the best of everything, and that's what they've done in this house."

David is a skilled tradesman turned energy geek. Earlier in his career he restored historic buildings throughout the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. After dealing with the inherent energy flaws in older buildings, David searched for ways to find solutions to this problem to improve comfort, structural durablity, and energy efficiency.

His qualifications include

  • LEED AP
  • LEED Green Rater
  • HERS QAD & Trainer
  • Level 1 IR Thermographer
  • PHIUS+ Rater & Multifamily Verifier
  • PHIUS Certified Builder

He is active in local and national initiatives that benefit the community, including serving on the Board of Directors for Efficiency First Greater Cincinnati and currently serving as the President and a founding member of the Passive House Alliance Kentucky chapter.


Topics: Building Green, Certification / LEED, Cost of Ownership, Energy Audits, Energy Star, Going Green, Healthy Homes, Heating & Cooling, Home Design & Plans, Indoor Air Quality, Insulated Concrete Forms - ICF, Insulation, Proud Green Home of Louisville, Sustainability Trends & Statistics, Sustainable Communities, Thermal Envelope, WaterSense

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