Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating Standards

RESNET’s Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating Standards (MINHERS) are maintained on a continuous basis and updated with new editions every five (5) years. When addenda implementing amendments are added to an edition of the MINHERS they are integrated into an official version that is maintained to indicate up-to-date requirements. That version is currently referred to as the Continuous Maintenance Version. It is mobile friendly and may be accessed at

RESNET also maintains the formal editions of the MINHERS and the individual addenda to those editions including the adoption and implementation dates. See the links below for the MINHERS 2013 Edition and its addenda.

RESNET Standards (adopted  January 1, 2013)

Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating Standards

Amendments (adopted since January 1, 2013)

Addendum 1-Revisions to RESNET Training and Certification Standard

Addendum 2- Revision of Gas Leakage Testing Standard

Addendum 3-Incorporation of RESNET National Building Registry

Addendum 4-Revision of RESNET Discipline and Appeals Procedures

Addendum 5-Revision of RESNET National Building Registry

Addendum 6-Revision to RESNET Quality Assurance Standards

Addendum 7- Revision to RESNET National Rating Technical Standard

Addendum 8- Revision to RESNET Rater Training and Certification Requirements

Addendum 9- Revision to RESNET Energy Smart Education and Qualification Provider Accreditation

Addendum 10- Removal of References to Comprehensive Home Energy Raters and Building Performance Auditors

Addendum 11- Revision to Multifamily Rating Quality Assurance Reviews

Addendum 12- Revision of Petition for Stay of Action and Revision to RESNET to QA Provider Challenge the Findings of a RESNET Quality Assurance Review

Addendum 13- Revision to RESNET CAZ Standards

Addendum 14- Revision on Assessment and Certification of Rating Field Inspectors

Addendum 15- Revision of Onsite Quality Assurance Reviews

Addendum 16- Revision Of Effective Dates For Raters Passing The Rater Simulation Practical Test

Addendum 17- Final Amendment No. 2015-02f: Revision for Ratings of Energy Star Certified Multi-Family Dwelling Units in 4 & 5 Story Buildings and Innovative Design Request Definitions (June 28, 2016)

Addendum 18- Final Standard Amendment on Appeals

Addendum 19- Interim Standard Amendment- MINHERS Chapter 2-2013 Addendum x-2016 Rating Field Inspector Evaluation

Addendum 19f- Chapter 2 Rating Field Inspector Evaluation

Addendum 21- Chapter 1 Rating Software Changes (Persistence)

Addendum 22- Chapter 1 Software Accreditation

Addendum 23- Chapters 2 & 3 Reference Standards and Scope

Addendum 24- Chapter 2 Training and Certification

Addendum 25i- Chapter 2 Recertification