Proposed Standard Amendment on Rating Software Accreditation


The RESNET Board has established a set of policies aimed at enhancing the national consistency of HERS® Index scores.  A key element is to enhance the consistency in which accredited HERS® Rating software tools calculate HERS® Index scores.

Nowhere in RESNET’s standards addresses the accreditation HERS® software tools. This proposed amendment clearly defines that all HERS® Rating software tools shall be accredited by RESNET.

RESNET Standard Development Committee 900 drafted a consensus proposed amendment version PDS-01 for public review and comment. Comments will be accepted for 30 days beginning September 23, 2016. Comments must be submitted using the online comment form which is accessed as indicated below.

The proposed amended language is posted at Proposed Standard Amendment on Rating Software Accreditation

To submit your comments click on RESNET Amendment Comment Online Form

Comments are posted real time and you will be able to review comments that were submitted by clicking on Comments Submitted on Proposed Amendments

Note: The public comment period will end Sunday, October 22, 2016.

After the comment period, the RESNET Standard Development Committee 900 will consider and document each of the comments submitted and make appropriate changes. The SDC 900 approved revised amendment then will be submitted to the RESNET Standard Management Board for approval of its publication as an addendum to RESNET MINHERS® Chapter 1.