Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS) is seeking experienced HERS Raters to complete a two day course in order to become qualified to conduct on-site quality assurance for the PHIUS+ program. Passive Houses are some of the most energy efficient buildings in the world, with space conditioning energy savings of up to 90% compared to standard new construction. The PHIUS+ certification program for North American Passive Houses combines extensive design review with a rigorous on-site quality assurance program. PHIUS+ aligns with the quality assurance protocols of Energy Star 3.0 and DOE Challenge Home, while including additional tests and checks, specific to the PHIUS+ program. The two-day course includes one day of classroom work with a second day spent in the field, demonstrating advanced testing and inspection protocols for the PHIUS+ program. The course concludes on the second day with an exam. Successfully completing the course and exam qualifies a Rater to become a PHIUS+ Rater and earns the Rater fourteen (14) RESNET professional development credits. Application to the program is required. More details can be found on the PHIUS website at www.passivehouse.us The training will be offered by John Semmelhack, PHIUS. This training will only offered to 2013 RESNET Conference attendees. To register click on 2013 RESNET Conference There is a $495.00 registration fee for this pre-conference training. Click on http://www.passivehouse.us/passiveHouse/PHIUSPlusRaterTraining2013Resnet.html to register for the training. The 2013.RESNET Building Performance Conference is a not-to-miss event.