RESNET HERS Rater Certification

HERS Rater QA Available in FL Thanks to Everblue & RaterUSA

The state of Florida now allows for more competition in terms of organizations that can offer RESNET HERS Rater Training & Certification services.

HERS Rater QA Available in FL Thanks to Everblue & RaterUSA

On June 13, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed House bill 7147 into law. HB 7147 reforms the state’s law governing home energy ratings. The previous law cited organizations like the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), Building Performance Institute (BPI), Commercial Energy Services Network (COMNET), and the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) as the preferred rating systems in Florida. This new law no longer mentions these organizations but instead defines what an energy rating system is. In layman’s terms, what this means is that HERS Rater QA can be performed by any qualified organization!

What This Means for You

Many Floridians in the home performance industry believed that the previous law established a monopoly and prevented them from working with the organization of their choice. Now, there is greater flexibility for choosing a HERS Rater QA provider so long as the proper procedures and software are used.

Florida RESNET HERS Rater TrainingEverblue entered and partnered with RATERusa, a nationally-approved RESNET Quality Assurance Provider. RATERusa has a license for the EnergyGauge software that is preferred in Florida. Everblue’s HERS Rater course is open to anyone in Florida interested in becoming a HERS Rater and utilizing RATERusa as their quality assurance rating provider going forward.

The RESNET HERS Rater Training and Certification package includes the live building science classroom training and hands-on field training needed to prepare for the RESNET HERS Rater exam. It also covers the new RESNET combustion safety standard.

We’re excited to now be offering our RESNET HERS Rater training and quality assurance services to Floridians. Give us a call at (800) 460-2575 if you have any questions about this opportunity or our RESNET training services.

About Lesley Baulding

Lesley has been passionately advocating for and working with green building and renewable energy since 2009. She has experience with LEED certification, home energy auditing, blower door testing, solar energy, and more. She holds many certifications, including LEED Green Associate and NABCEP Certification. Her work has won numerous awards over the past decade.