What is a RESNET HERS Rater?

What is a RESNET HERS Rater?

A Home Energy Rater, or HERS Rater, gets certified by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) to offer home energy audits and energy ratings on new construction homes.

RESNET HERS Rater Certification is a strong career supplement for home performance professionals nationwide who:

  • need to learn blower door & duct leakage testing
  • need to meet 2009, 2012, or 2015 IECC code
  • build or inspect ENERGY STAR v3 homes
  • want to qualify for rebates and incentive programs
    At Everblue, we teach you the building science principles and technical diagnostic skills to qualify for the RESNET HERS Rater Certification exams.

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    What Type of Work Do HERS Raters Do?

    Some people also call them energy auditors.

    But HERS Raters differ from energy auditors, in that they are trained to do both home energy audits AND home energy ratings.

    Home Energy Audits

    involve a prioritized list of improvements and a projected cost/benefit for each of the improvements.

    A HERS Rater directs customers to a qualified contractor to implement the suggested improvements.

    Home Energy Ratings

    generally apply to new home construction or major remodeling home projects.

    This rating comes from the HERS Index and may qualify a home for the ENERGY STAR Homes Designation.


    Sign Up for RESNET HERS Rater Training

    Take your building science knowledge to the next level by becoming a HERS Rater.


    Still have questions about RESNET? Check out our RESNET FAQs page.