Online Energy Modeling Training
Learn how to use energy modeling software, such as Ekotrope and REM/Rate, to analyze the energy efficiency of a proposed home.
This online course, which is included in our RESNET HERS Rater training program, will give you the energy modeling experience you need to begin satisfying your RESNET HERS Rater Certification requirements.
Get Energy Modeling Experience
1. Take Our Course
2. Complete the Assignments
3. Sign Up for QA
Quick Answers to Your Energy Modeling Questions
Who is this course intended for?
What is energy modeling?
Energy modeling is an analytical approach to evaluating home energy performance, using sophisticated computer software. Energy auditors and HERS Raters use energy modeling software to calculate the impact of suggested energy retrofit measures, estimate energy use of a new home, and/or determine the proper sizing of HVAC equipment. Energy modeling software takes into account home and equipment sizing data as well as local weather, construction materials, and thermal load data to predict resulting energy use, occupant comfort, and energy costs.
Which energy modeling software does this course cover?
At what point during my HERS Rater Certification process should I complete this training?
First, you'll want to enroll in the full RESNET HERS Rater Training program (which includes this energy modeling course). When you log in, you'll want to complete the RESNET HERS Rater Standard Training and pass all of your certification exams. Then you'll complete the energy modeling training and sign up with a Quality Assurance Provider.