This on-demand, online training course will teach the basics of the home energy rating system (HERS). The course can be valuable if you want to become an energy modeler or HERS rater, or calculate energy code using the ERI method, or just want to gain knowledge of the program. Most of this course is generic for HERS ratings anywhere. It describes the HERS program, including the RESNET standards. In the last two lessons we will describe some HERS specifics to becoming a HERS rater under FSEC’s quality assurance providership and using EnergyGauge software for ratings. If you are with another HERS provider and are using another software tool, the information we present will be similar to other processes, but you’ll need to learn your provider’s process and software separately.
Estimated time for taking course and comprehending course material: 6 hours.
This course is one of a five-course series and a single test whereby one can become an FSEC Certified Residential Energy Modeler. Becoming an Energy Modeler is the first step towards becoming a HERS Energy Rater.
- What is a HERS Rating?
- Why Do Homes Get Rated?
- How is a HERS Index Determined?
- Data Needed for HERS Ratings
- Mortgage Industry National HERS System
- Submitting a Rating and Rating Quality Assurance
- Becoming a HERS Rater or Rating Field Inspector (RFI)
- FSEC-Certified HERS Rater & RFI
- Using EnergyGauge for Ratings