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RESNET Adopts Standard Amendment on Deleting References to Comprehensive Home Energy Raters and Building Performance Auditors

Aug 28, 2014

After the RESNET non-ANSI standard amendment review and comment process, the RESNET Standards Management Board has adopted the amending of Chapter 10 of the Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating Standards.

The amendment deletes references to the previously eliminated certifications of Comprehensive Home Energy Raters and Building Performance Auditors.

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 effective date of the amendment is September 29, 2014.

To view the adopted amendment go to RESNET Amendment to Delete References to Comprehensive Home Energy Rater and Building Performance Auditor