Application to Offer the Following Course for ICC CEU Credit

Course Description:

In 2014 the International Code Council adopted the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).  Among its provisions, the 2015 IECC includes an option for demonstrating energy code compliance using the Energy Rating Index (R406) compliance path. The ERI compliance option was developed to empower builders to demonstrate compliance with the code using a metric modeled on the popular RESNET Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index.

With an increasing number of jurisdictions having adopted the HERS Index as an energy code compliance option and several states and municipalities set to adopt the 2015 IECC, the ERI will likely grow in its use and acceptance nationwide. Due to this growth, it is critical that building code officials and energy policy professionals are educated on the technical requirements of R406 so that they understand the ERI and how it is implemented.

This training will introduce participants to the 2015 IECC and its R406 Energy Rating Index section, RESNET, and the principles used by energy raters to rate home efficiency to produce an ERI score.

Training will be conducted only by RESNET Accredited Training Providers. Training may be in the form of on-site, webinar and on demand web-based in accordance with sections 2.3, 2.4 and 2.5 of the ICC Preferred Provider Manual.

Those Providers interested in offering this course will need to submit curriculum to RESNET Staff, as the ICC Preferred Provider, for approval. The curriculum will have to meet the following Learning Objectives.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this training, students will be able to:

  • Explain the requirements of the 2015 IECC and its prescriptive and performance compliance options
  • Explain the ERI compliance option of the 2015 IECC
  • Compare the requirements of the ERI option, Prescriptive, and Performance (R405) paths of code compliance
  • Describe the structure of the RESNET HERS industry
  • Distinguish the roles of RESNET, Quality Assurance Providers and certified raters/field inspectors
  • Explain the site inspection and performance testing requirements associated with energy ratings
  • Explain the role of quality assurance in the RESNET HERS rating industry
  • Describe the energy modeling inputs used to generate ERI scores
  • Identify the features of ERI compliance reports

What to Submit:

  • Completed application form below
  • A detailed course description that demonstrates how the Learning Objectives will be achieved.

Allow 10 working days for review.

Only digital format will be accepted.


Course Name: The 2015 IECC and the Energy Rating Index (ERI) Compliance Option

ICC Course ID: 7728

ICC Approved Contact Hours: 8

ICC Approved CEUs: 0.8