Green building is one way that customers are improving the state of the environment, and contractors are listening by learning all they can about the latest in how to create energy efficient buildings and homes. The Residential Energy Services Network, also known as RESNET, offers certification to perform energy ratings. When you complete your RESNET HERS Rater online training, you’ll understand what it takes to do energy ratings for programs like Energy Star, LEED for Homes, Energy Efficient New Home tax credits, and other area programs.
You’ll learn what you need to work with home builders and architects to design and build energy-efficient homes. You’ll also know how to create detailed analyses and provide recommendations for ways to save energy and costs.
Some of the topics in the course include gaining an understanding of building science and home construction principles, principles of heat/air/moisture transfer, how to utilize diagnostic tools to identify air leakage and comfort/indoor air quality, how to create a complete home energy analysis with Rem/Rate software, how to certify an ENERGY STAR home, the services and responsibilities of a HERS Rater and Provider, the HERS Rater Certification process, how to produce accurate and unbiased home energy findings for new and existing homes, and how to create or grow your business by leveraging home comfort/HERS/diagnostics procedures.
You’ll take the course online, and it includes a concept-check quiz after each module. You’ll also take a final end-of-course practice exam. When you get about a 90% percent on the practice exam, you’re ready for the classroom instruction, field, training, and RESNET certification exams. You’ll have access to phone and email support from instructors as you take the online part of the course.
With just the multimedia and materials package, you get access to 32-hour course material that is available for 90 days on-demand, phone and email support, quizzes, practice final exam, Online Rem/Rate Software and Plan Take Off training video.
With the Certification Package for RESNET HERS Rater online training, you have access to many extra features, such as two days of instruction in a classroom, ratings needed for certification, a home energy rating hand book, the RESNET National Rater Exam, the RESNET Combustion Safety and Work Scope Written Exam, the RESCaz Simulator with exam, and the RESNET Practical Rating Simulator for Candidates with Exam.
When you’re ready to take the RESNET HERS Rater online training, you will be taking the right step toward advancing your professional development and becoming a more diversified and skilled professional in the green building industry.