The 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.
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.
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, and RESNET Combustion Safety Simulation Exam
Price: $1895 for early registration and $1995 for late registration (within two weeks of course start date).
|Basics of Building Science||Basics of Energy Auditing|
|Blower Door Testing Procedures||Duct Blaster Testing|
|Construction Flaws||Combustion Safety|
|Energy Modeling||RESNET National Standards|
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|
|Combustion Safety Training|
|-----25-Question Combustion Exam|
|2 Probationary Training Ratings|
|-----1 rating from plans|
|-----1 rating from field house|
|Continue to Step 2: Get Certified|