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Changes to the RESNET MINHERS® Standards Effective on January 1, 2023

Dec 16, 2022 GeneralProvidersRaters
RESNET standard development procedures require that major changes to the RESNET HERS® standards are implemented on January 1 and July 1 of each year.

The following standard amendments will go into effect on January 1, 2023. These amendments went through RESNET’s standard consensus development process including public review and comment.

MINHERS® Addendum 65f, Third Party EEP HERS® Ratings & RECs Ownership Status
Addendum 65f amends the MINHERS® to: (1) address how HERS® Ratings used by Third Party Energy Efficiency Programs will be recognized by and reported to the RESNET Registry; (2) add a definition for Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) and add the ownership status of RECs to the Minimum Rated Features (MRF), and; (3) remove a now redundant exception that expanded the Scope of the HERS® to dwelling units in hi-rise multifamily buildings. The Scope for Standard 301-2019, which is now the basis for the RESNET HERS, includes dwelling units and sleeping units in high-rise multifamily buildings. The interim version of Addendum 65, (65i), that is currently mandatory will be replaced by the final version, Addendum 65f, on January 1, 2023.

MINHERS® Addendum 69, Combustion Safety Training for RFI Certifying as HERS® Rater
Addendum 69 clarifies that if a RFI has completed the two-hour field training course on combustion safety they are not required to complete the course again when qualifying for HERS® Rater certification. If the RFI has not completed the full two-hour course it must be completed to be certified. Addendum 69 will become mandatory January 1, 2023.

For more information at https://www.resnet.us/about/standards/minhers/