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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/