The HERS® Index is in the mainstream of the housing market.  To date over 3 million homes have been HERS® rated and over 299,000 homes a year are HERS® rated in the U.S.

To stay competitive builders are always looking for new products and building practices to cost effectively lower their homes’ HERS® Index Score.

To provide product supplier representatives and sales staff, contractors, and builders with a basic understanding of how RESNET’s Home Energy Rating System (HERS) works RESNET has created the HERS® Affiliate Designation.

This designation allows product suppliers and contractors an ability to communicate effectively with their builder clients on the contributions their product or service have on the builder’s HERS® Index Score.

In order to receive the designation, one must successfully complete the RESNET online training.  The course is less than two hours in length and consists of the following 9 modules:

  • Introduction of RESNET and the HERS® Index
  • HERS® Raters and RFIs
  • Why Builders Should Get their Homes Rated
  • HERS® Rater Training and Quality Assurance
  • Conducting a Home Energy Rating
  • Basics of Building Science
  • Building Components
  • HERS® and Energy Codes
  • HERS® in Green Building Programs

There is a short exam at the end of the 9 modules. Successful completion of the training will result in a designation of HERS® Affiliate.

The HERS® Affiliate course is loaded on RESNET’s online training portal. Once you register for an account you will have access to the HERS® Affiliate training. Sign-up for the training portal here:

The HERS® Affiliate designation was inspired by the RESNET Suppliers Advisory Board.