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RESNET and International Code Council Announces Opportunities for Certified RESNET HERS Raters to Expand Their Services to Include Energy Code Inspections

Feb 16, 2015

An increasing number of code jurisdictions have adopted a HERS Index Score compliance option to their energy codes.  The 2015 IECC will include an Energy Rating Index option.  The awareness of home energy ratings is growing among code officials.  With this awareness comes new business opportunities for certified RESNET HERS Raters.

RESNET has entered into a partnership with the International Code Council (ICC) to open this opportunity to raters.  The agreement provides:

  • A discount for certified RESNET HERS Raters to be tested and certified as ICC Energy Code Inspectors and to become members of the ICC.  The ICC membership will allow HERS Raters a voice in the IECC and IRC development process.  RESNET has negotiated this benefit to RESNET HERS Raters for the low price of $285.  This will allow HERS Raters the certification from ICC to conduct the IECC and IRC code inspections and testing.
  • ICC recognizes RESNET as a Non-Member of the ICC Preferred Provider Network for energy code inspector training at no cost for two years.  This will allow RESNET accredited Rater Training Providers to offer the training at no cost.

The announcement was made by RESNET Executive Director Steve Baden and ICC Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims at the opening of the 2015 RESNET Building Performance Conference in San Diego.

The ICC – RESNET partnership will bring instant credibility for RESNET and certified RESNET HERS Raters to code officials in making energy code inspections and testing.  This opportunity exists even in code jurisdictions that do not adopt the Energy Rating Index option of the 2015 IECC.

The 2015 RESNET Conference currently taking place in San Diego presents RESNET HERS Raters a firsthand opportunity to learn how to position their businesses for this new opportunity.

On Monday, February 16, the session “Opportunities for HERS Raters to Expand Their Services to Include Energy Code Inspections” will be offered from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Nautilus Room 5.

In addition the ICC will have a booth at the 2015 RESNET Conference exhibition hall to provide information on how HERS Raters can become certified as ICC energy code inspectors.  Be sure to drop by booth 609.