RESNET Revamps National Home Energy Audit Standard – Creates New Comprehensive Home Energy Rater and Building Performance Auditor Classifications

October 27th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Auditor Information, Energy Efficiency, Job Opportunities, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - October 2010

RESNET has undertaken an aggressive effort to tap the existing homes market.  To better meet the need for independent energy assessments for the upgrading of home energy performance RESNET has adopted a comprehensive revision of its National Energy Audit Standard (Chapter 7 of the Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating Standards).

The most significant improvement is the creation of the new certifications of Comprehensive Home Energy Rater and Building Performance Auditor.  Comprehensive Home Energy Rater Raters and Building Performance Auditors will be able to test in and test out and develop work scopes for comprehensive retrofits.  Professionals certified with these classifications will follow RESNET’s new guidelines on combustion appliance safety testing and development work scopes.  They can also follow the BPI protocols for these two activities.

A Comprehensive Home Energy Auditor is a certified home energy rater that has received additional training and certification to conduct combustion appliance safety testing and preparing a work scope.

A Building Performance Auditor is a certified Home Energy Survey Professional that has completed training and certification on building energy performance modeling software, combustion appliance safety testing and preparing a work scope.

The amendment also replaced the Home Energy Survey Provider with a Home Energy Audit Provider classification.  A Home Energy Audit Provider is responsible for training and certifying Home Energy Survey Professionals and Building Performance Auditors and providing quality assurance oversight of the professionals they certify.

The amendment was adopted by the RESNET Board of Directors after undergoing an ANSI compliant public review and comment process.

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