RESNET

RESNET stands for Residential Energy Services Network.

RESNET Practical Sim Exam No Longer Required for Existing HERS Raters

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Thu, 2017-12-14 11:22
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A little over 18 months after the RESNET Practical Simulation Exam launched as a requirement for all HERS Rater candidates, the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) has announced that they will remove this requirement for existing Raters. That is, anyone who earned the RESNET HERS Rater Certification prior to July 2016.

The announcement came in mid-November 2017 after a unanimous vote from the RESNET Board of Directors Executive Committee.  Read more: RESNET Practical Sim Exam No Longer Required for Existing HERS Raters »

Energy Code Certification for HERS Raters

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Thu, 2017-11-09 14:33
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One of the growing reasons why home inspectors and contractors are pursuing the RESNET HERS Rater Certification is to get certified in blower door and duct leakage testing. The 2015 IECC, or the current version of the International Energy Conservation Code, requires these skills. In other words, new construction homes in states that have adopted the 2015 IECC must have blower door and duct leakage testing performed in order to comply with the local building code.  Read more: Energy Code Certification for HERS Raters »

Changes to RESNET HERS Rater Training Process

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Thu, 2017-11-09 14:43
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We recently participated in a webinar hosted by Laurel Elam, the Quality Assurance Manager at RESNET. During the presentation, Laurel shared details of RESNET’s achievements in 2016 and spoke to expected changes to the HERS Rater Training process in 2017/2018.

To learn more about RESNET or how to become a HERS Rater, visit our New to RESNET? Start Here section now.  Read more: Changes to RESNET HERS Rater Training Process »

RESNET Simulation Exams Moving to WebGL

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Thu, 2017-11-09 14:44
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RESNET recently sent out a notification regarding the technology that powers two of its HERS Rater Certification exams – the CAZ Simulation and the Practical Simulation. Due to unexpected Internet browser updates, these two exams will have limited availability through May 15, 2017.

If you’re new to RESNET and looking to understand how to get certified, please visit our Getting Started With RESNET series.  Read more: RESNET Simulation Exams Moving to WebGL »

What Builders Want From HERS Raters

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Fri, 2018-04-20 11:53
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Understanding builder expectations can improve communications between builders and HERS Raters, making it easier for both groups to work together and advance the common goal of "greener" homes. When builders need help delivering the energy-efficient, comfortable, and environmentally conscious homes customers and codes demand, they turn to HERS Raters.

For more information about what HERS Raters are, visit our RESNET HERS Rater overview series.  Read more: What Builders Want From HERS Raters »

RESNET Practical Simulation Exam Now Available

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Fri, 2018-04-20 09:40
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HERS Rater candidates now have one more exam to pass if they want to become a certified HERS Rater.

For more information on what RESNET HERS Raters are, visit our RESNET HERS Rater overview series.  Read more: RESNET Practical Simulation Exam Now Available »

RESNET HERS Rater Terms & Acronyms

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Fri, 2018-04-20 09:42
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If you're new to the home performance industry, you might consider earning a RESNET HERS Rater Certification to demonstrate your knowledge of energy-efficient new homes.

RESNET HERS Raters are essentially home energy auditors, who perform a series of diagnostic tests to identify energy-saving opportunities in homes. This distinction not only highlights your knowledge of air infiltration and energy loss using blower door and duct leakage testing, but can also qualify you to work on energy-efficent homes seeking ENERGY STAR Certification.  Read more: RESNET HERS Rater Terms & Acronyms »

California Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Program

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Tue, 2016-01-26 10:54
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California legislators pride themselves on being extremely progressive on green building and energy efficiency. As a result, the state has some of the strictest building codes in the country. The energy efficiency programs that offer improvements everywhere else in country are often not good enough for California. One such example is the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) program.  Read more: California Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Program »

Certified HERS Raters Needed in NC

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Fri, 2018-04-20 09:48
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The North Carolina Building Performance Association (NCBPA) worked with the Energy and Environmental Assistance Office of UNC Charlotte’s Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) to collect and analyze data on the impact of energy-efficient, high-performance home and building projects across NC.

Ryan Miller, the NCBPA founder and executive director, indicated that he wanted to collect this data to back up NC’s reputation as a top five state for energy efficiency and home performance. He cited previous state accomplishments such as:  Read more: Certified HERS Raters Needed in NC »

How to Become a Certified HERS Rater

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Fri, 2018-04-20 09:52
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Energy auditor certification from the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) can appear to be a longer process than initially anticipated. To become a certified energy auditor under RESNET's standards, you must first be familiar with the Home Energy Rating System, or HERS.  Read more: How to Become a Certified HERS Rater »