Across the nation lives and businesses are being disrupted by the coronavirus. Building departments are restricting their employees’ fieldwork over health concerns over the coronavirus. This can create a bottleneck for a builder to receive the required certificate of occupancy. This presents an opportunity for HERS Raters to expand their business opportunities as well as assist their community. This would be having the building department to accept certified RESNET HERS Raters for undertaking required energy code inspections and testing. Certified RESNET HERS Raters bring the following qualifications to assist building departments during a national emergency Successfully completed stringent training and certification process following industry-recognized national standards that demonstrate knowledge in the applications of building science Completes air leakage and duct tightness testing in accordance with the ANSI RESNET/International Code Council Standard 380. Standard 380 is recognized in the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). Adheres to strict quality assurance oversight standards set by RESNET Those HERS Raters that have received the new International Code Council’s (ICC) HERS/IECC Compliance Specialist certification even have a stronger case in that they demonstrated building science and energy code competence through ICC & RESNET certifications. For more information on the new ICC certification go to ICC IECC/HERS Compliance Specialist.