CleanEdison's RESNET HERS Rater course aligns with the standards of excellence set forth by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET). This course will provide individuals with the knowledge, skills and certification needed to analyze the energy efficiency of newly constructed buildings.
Why Take This Course:A RESNET HERS Rater certification is particularly valuable for new construction because RESNET's Home Energy Rating System is the only way to qualify new homes for the Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR label.There is a $2000 45L Tax Credit for homebuilders/contractors that construct homes that are 50% more energy efficient than the IECC 2004 standard, provided that they have HERS Rater Certification.This training can stand alone, or it can be a complement to our BPI certification courses.Our classes are taught by energy auditing experts who are fully qualified RESNET HERS Raters and our course materials are fully approved by the RESNET Training and Education Committee.Audience:
There are no prerequisites for this course. Our RESNET HERS Rater training is ideal for:
Insulation professionalsHVAC professionalsGeneral contractorsHome inspectorsAnyone else interested in analyzing the energy efficiency in residential homes.What You'll Learn:
CleanEdison's Home Energy Rater Services (HERS) training is a 32-hour training course that meets national standards for energy raters adopted by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET).
Have an understanding of the various types within a home, their components and functions and how they inter-operate Know the process of completing a RESNET HERS Rater and be able to communicate this to CustomersBe able to conduct safetu and performance tests to assess system conditions, identify savings opportunities and prepare a "workscope" with meaningful, cost effective retrofit solutionsPass the RESNET HERS Rater written and field exams
Day 1 Course Outline:
Section 1: What is RESNETSection 2: Building Science BasicsSection 3: Building ShellSection 4: Windows and Doors
Day 2 Course Outline:
Section 5: Exterior Audit Air LeakagesSection 6: InsulationSection 7: Light & AppliancesSection 8: Cooling Systems
Day 3 Course Outline:
Section 9: Heating SystemsSection 10: Water Heating SystemsSection11: Health and SafetySection 12: Rating ProcedureSection 13: Computing the RatingSection 14: Rem/Rate TrainingSection 15: Putting the Rater and Rating to Work
Day 4 Course Outline:
Field WorkWhat's Included:4-day course includes 24 hours of classroom instruction, field training and 2 of the 5 provisional audits needed for certificationCleanEdison HERS Rater Student Manual ($95 Value)HERS Rater Exam fee ($100 Value)CleanEdison Pass Guarantee: if you do not pass the certification exam on your first try, you may re-take the course at no additional costRESNET Certification:
CleanEdison's RESNET HERS Rater course prepares participants to earn the nationally recognized RESNET HERS Rater certification.