Everblue Becomes a RESNET Rating Provider


Everblue, an award-winning sustainability education provider, has added RESNET quality assurance to its list of services. Everblue has been providing RESNET HERS Rater training since 2011.

RESNET stands for Residential Energy Services Network and is a leading energy auditing standard. Everblue’s RESNET HERS Rater training course provides individuals with the building science knowledge and live field training experience to prepare for the RESNET HERS exam. Everblue instructors administer this exam at the conclusion of the course and help students acquire two field inspections on a home.

In order to become a certified RESNET HERS Rater, individuals must acquire three additional field inspections after their training course. With the addition of the RESNET Rating Provider service, Everblue can now also supervise and review these three inspections, or ratings.

“By adding the RESNET Rating Provider service to our offerings, Everblue becomes a convenient one-stop-shop for our students,” said Ryan Bennett, Everblue’s BPI/RESNET program manager. “We are particularly focused on customer intimacy and world-class experience here at Everblue, so it’s important to us that we’re able to guide and assist our students at every stage of the certification process.”

Certified HERS Raters must contact a Rating Provider for quality assurance needs. A Rater’s work in the area of residential energy efficiency directly relates to the health, safety and comfort of homeowners. The Rating Provider’s role is to review the Rater’s home inspections for accuracy. Raters must send all of their home inspections to a Rating Provider for this quality assurance.

Everblue’s former RESNET students will have the opportunity to upgrade to the RESNET Rating Provider service and will get their first five home ratings for free if they join by Dec. 31, 2013.

In addition to providing quality assurance on home ratings, Everblue’s RESNET Rating Provider service will also include several supporting materials and experiences. The annual membership includes a license to REM/Rate energy modeling software, access to quarterly webinars on industry topics, and information on continuing education.

“Our goal with this RESNET quality assurance program is to provide the most comprehensive level of support for our students,” said Bennett. “Our students oftentimes go on to start their own energy auditing businesses, and we want to be their go-to resource for real-world, on-the-job issues. Everblue is a leader in this industry, and we take that responsibility very seriously.”

For more information about Everblue’s RESNET Rating Provider service, please contact Ryan Bennett at ryanb@everbluetraining.com or 800-460-2575.


About Everblue
Everblue is one of the nation’s premier training providers for sustainability and a continuing education division of the International Academy of Design & Technology-Chicago. Everblue specializes in green jobs and sustainable development training and offers non-credit, short-term courses approved by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, American Institute of Architects, Building Performance Institute, Green Building Certification Institute, and North American Technician Excellence. With course offerings in more than 100 locations worldwide, Everblue is recognized by the White House as a “Champion of Change” for helping develop a highly-skilled labor force in the building and construction industries.