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: https://portal.resnet.us/
The HERS® Affiliate designation was inspired by the RESNET Suppliers Advisory Board.