Why dont MLS listings include Energy Ratings?Iam not very familiar with MLS listings so maybe there is already an area for this. Perhaps its currently just added to the "other" category. It certainly seems like there should be a dedicated line item to a home's Energy Rating in the MLS.This question and discussion applies mainly to new homes. It would be great is someone could provide some nationwide numbers on how many homes are getting third party certification. Here in Asheville NC, where we have a thriving green building market, I would guess that close to 50% of new homes are third party certified but this is purely a guess and would love to have a Realtor fact check me on this. An Energy Rating like HERS is a very accurate prediction of Monthly, Energy Costs and would be a very valuable metric for a buyer to compare homes and be used in financing calculations.HERS Rating Image (having trouble inserting pics with zillow editor)There is a growing movement of "greening" MLS listings. Ive done limited research on them but it seems like most of these fall short of providing an actual Energy Rating. I think its important to realize that while an Energy Rating offers the most insight into how green a home really is, it should be kept separate from any Green feature addendum.All people want to pay less on Monthly, Energy Bills. Home Energy Costs is increasingly a variable in the calculation of how much home a person can afford especially with Energy Efficient Mortgages. Much as property taxes are included, an Energy Rating can be a very accurate prediction to the monthly costs associated with affording and financing a home. Continued...September 19 2011 - Asheville00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.