RESNET stands for Residential Energy Services Network.

HERS Rater Training Approved in Michigan

Wed, 2015-05-27 10:00

Last Updated: 2017-11-03 03:30

Note: The Michigan Works program is no longer available. However, Everblue does still offer RESNET HERS Rater training in Michigan!

RESNET Announces Education & Training Committee

Fri, 2015-02-06 11:46


RESNET has formed a new Standard Development Committee 200 – Education and Training (SDC 200). The committee will be tasked with developing and amending all of RESNET’s ANSI and non-ANSI standards pertaining to education, training, assessment and certification. Following RESNET’s procedures for standards, SDC 200 is balanced between producers, users and general interests.

The chairman of SDC 200 is Rob Moody of Organic Think. Its vice chairman is Scott Doyle of EnergyLogic.

RESNET CAZ 2015 Deadlines

Tue, 2015-01-06 11:25

In a November 2013 post, we mentioned that the RESNET Combustion Safety Deadline was fast approaching. At that point in time, RESNET had already announced that all existing HERS Raters needed to complete the new combustion safety training and testing by 2015 in order to maintain their certification. Here we are in the new year, and some may be wondering - Where do I stand? Am I still active? What do I need to do?

RESNET Combustion Safety Deadline is Near

Tue, 2014-11-18 10:29

An important deadline is looming for existing HERS Raters. By January 1, 2015, all existing Raters must have passed both the combustion safety written and simulation exams to maintain their certification. If existing Raters do not successfully complete these tasks, they will lose their certification and will not be able to perform home energy ratings as part of their business. This also applies to existing RESNET Rating Field Inspectors.

Everblue & RATERusa Offer RESNET QA in FL

Tue, 2014-09-16 10:04

On June 13, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed House bill 7147 into law. HB 7147 reforms the state's law governing home energy ratings. The previous law cited organizations like the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), Building Performance Institute (BPI), Commercial Energy Services Network (COMNET), and the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) as the preferred rating systems in Florida. This new law no longer mentions these organizations but instead defines what an energy rating system is.

What This Means for You

Home Energy Ratings are on the Rise

Thu, 2014-03-13 11:01

In 2013, 70% more homes were energy rated in the U.S. and issued a HERS Index Score. There were 218,864 ratings conducted in 2013, compared to 128,000 in 2012.

RESNET Executive Director Steve Baden commented on this increase, “These numbers reflect that home energy ratings are fast becoming a mainstream in the U.S. housing market.

New RESNET Requirements

Tue, 2014-01-14 13:47

On December 4, 2013, the RESNET Board adopted several proposed amendments that went into effect on January 4, 2014. These amendments changed the requirements for becoming a certified RESNET HERS Rater. Old requirements for becoming a Rater included passing the National Rater Core Exam, completing two probationary ratings during classroom training, and agreeing to the Quality Assurance (QA) Process with a Quality Assurance Provider, a process that includes completing three probationary ratings.

Everblue Partners with RATERusa for RESNET QA

Thu, 2013-10-24 09:18

The Residential Energy Services Network, known as RESNET, is a nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating the energy performance of residences using the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) index. As a top-rated RESNET Training Provider, Everblue continually strives to improve the services that are offered to students. To help HERS Rater candidates complete their goal of certification, we have partnered with RATERusa to offer RESNET Quality Assurance services.

How RESNET Differs from BPI

Mon, 2012-07-23 08:46

PLEASE NOTE: This post has been updated as of February 2015. For more detailed information about the RESNET HERS Rater and BPI Building Analyst certifications, please visit the new post: Difference Between BPI and RESNET

RESNET, Positive Partnerships with Builders

Wed, 2011-09-07 11:38

A growing number of home building companies adopt RESNET HERS Rating, signaling the growth of energy efficiency and green building trends.