RESNET HERS Rater Training

Now Includes Combustion Safety & Workscope Development!

Energy Auditor conducting exterior inspectionThe Residential Energy Services Network, known to many as simply RESNET, created a nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance using the Home Energy Rating System (HERS). A certified Home Rater is trained to evaluate a home and calculate a score.

When an energy rating is assigned to a home, it is more than just a number. It’s an important tool. It’s a beginning. A first step. A call to action. A catalyst for change. The number gets our attention, compels us to ask questions and seek improvement. The rating by itself is not as meaningful as the consideration of all the data analyzed for that score. The results of an assessment not only yield a rating, but a road map to improved energy efficiency.

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Course Description: Everblue provides RESNET HERS Rater training on a national level. This training course will teach you the knowledge necessary to provide homeowners and home builders a detailed analysis of energy consumption and money-saving energy conservation strategies. In this course, you will learn how to help builders and architects improve home energy efficiency using the house-as-a-system approach. We will teach you the basics of building science, energy modeling, and how to conduct a rating on a home.

Prerequisites: None

Format: This 5-day course is available in live classroom settings. In addition to classroom training, each student will have the opportunity to complete two energy models during this course. On their first model, you will use a set of building drawings to predict energy performance of a home that is not yet built. On your second model, you will apply test data gained during field training to build a model of an existing home. Both models can be used to identify the most cost-effective energy improvement options available to a homeowner or home builder. After training, students will be expected to acquire three more energy models and become a member of a Quality Assurance Provider.

Audience: This course is ideal for general contractors, home builders, electricians, and anyone interested in learning about energy efficiency in new residential homes.

Course Materials: Online Resources for Pre-Course Study, Everblue's RESNET HERS Rater Handbook, Live Field Training, Exposure to REM/Rate Energy Modeling Software, Two Provisional Field Inspections, National Core Rater Test, RESNET Combustion Safety Written Test, RESNET Combustion Safety Simulation Exam, and RESNET Practical Simulation Exam

Price: $2,195 for early registration and $2,295 for late registration (within two weeks of course start date).

Course Topics:

Basics of Building Science Basics of Energy Auditing
Blower Door Testing Procedures Duct Blaster Testing
Construction Flaws Combustion Safety
Energy Modeling RESNET National Standards


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Step 1: Get HERS Training


How to Become a Certified RESNET HERS Rater

Step 1: Get HERS Training
Building Science Classroom Training
Hands-on Field Training
RESNET Core Written Exam
RESNET Practical Simulation Exam
Combustion Safety Training
-----Online Webinar
-----Simulation Exam
-----25-Question Combustion Exam
2 Supervised Training Ratings
-----1 rating from plans
-----1 rating from field house
Continue to Step 2: Get Certified


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