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RESNET Proposes Amendment to Chapter 10 of RESNET Standards to Delete Reference to Comprehensive Home Energy Raters and Building Performance Auditors

Jun 19, 2014

There was intent to create two new RESNET designations: Comprehensive Home Energy Rating System (CHERS) Rater and Building Performance Auditor (BPA). These two designations would identify the individuals that may act as verifiers for all EnergySmart Projects. When Chapter 2 of the RESNET Standards was amended (Currently Addendum 1), the new skillsets (CAZ WCD, appliance draft, CO, gas leakage, and work scope) that would have differentiated CHERS and BPA from HERS were added to the skillsets of Certified HERS Raters. This change removed the need for CHERS and BPA for EnergySmart Project verifiers, and allowed for Certified HERS Raters to act as EnergySmart Project Verifiers.

The proposed amendment to Chapter 10 recognizes this change by replacing all use of CHERS and BPA with Certified HERS Raters, and where appropriate adding that they must have also passed both the CAZ written and simulation exams.

This proposed amendment is undergoing the RESNET non-ANSI standard amendment public review and comment process. Interested parties are encouraged to comment on the proposed amendment. Public comments on the proposed amendment will be accepted until Monday, July 28, 2014.

To download the amendment, click on Proposed Chapter 10 Amendment.

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 RESNET Chapter 10 Amendment.

Only comments made through the online system will be accepted.

After the comment period, the RESNET Training and Education Committee will consider and document each of the comments submitted and make appropriate changes. The revised proposed amendments then will be submitted to the RESNET Standard Management Board for adoption.