RESNET® is a DOE-approved Home Certification Organization (HCO), offering home certification for the Zero Energy Ready Home Program (ZERH), nationally, through our network of thousands of certified HERS® Raters. CalCERTS, Inc. is RESNET’s provider for ZERH Certifications in California. What is a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home? A DOE Zero Energy Ready Home is a high-performance home that is so energy efficient a renewable energy system could offset most or all the home’s annual energy use. Each DOE Zero Energy Ready Home meets rigorous efficiency and performance criteria found in the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home National Program Requirements. Builders can receive up to a $5,000 federal tax credit. The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 amended the 45L tax credit to extend it through 2032. Effective January 1, 2023, single family homes achieving the Zero Energy Ready Home certification are eligible for a federal tax credit of $5,000. Multifamily dwelling units are eligible for a federal tax credit of $1,000. What’s the process for certifying a home to ZERH? Builders must sign-up with DOE as a ZERH Partner Builders must work with a certified RESNET® HERS® Rater Builders must design and build the home to ZERH Requirements Builders must have the home verified by a certified RESNET® HERS® Rater Not ready for ZERH? RESNET® is also a Home Certification Organization for ENERGY STAR. Builders who certify their homes to ENERGY STAR are eligible for a $2,500 federal tax credit. Click here to learn more. Don’t forget about water efficiency! RESNET® is a Home Certification Organization for EPA’s WaterSense Labeled Homes Program. Builders can easily add a whole-house water efficiency rating to their HERS® Rating using RESNET’s HERSH2O® Program, which can qualify your home for the WaterSense Label. Click here to learn more. Have questions or need more information? Email: email@example.com.