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RESNET Updates the RESNET Home Energy Rating Standards of Practice

Oct 22, 2020

 

The RESNET Home Energy Rating Standards of Practice guides certified RESNET HERS Raters and Rating Field Inspectors (RFIs) in the inspection and testing of a home’s energy performance. The Standards of Practice were adopted to help clients of rating services understand what is and what is not required in a home energy rating.  Insurance carriers also rely upon the standards of practice in underwriting professional liability insurance for HERS® Raters. The RESNET Home Energy Rating Standards of Practice are modeled on the National Association of REALTORS Standards of Practice which defines the duties of a real estate agent.

The RESNET Home Energy Rating Standards were last updated in 2014 and were in a need of an update to reflect current RESNET standards and the incorporation of new Rater and RFI activities such as water efficiency ratings and International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) compliance.

The revised standards of practice were considerably streamlined by referring to the RESNET ANSI standards instead of spelling out specific minimum rater features and the contents of rating reports.  In the older version of the standards of practice there was a particular need to update the minimum rated features.

To download the revised document go to RESNET Home Energy Ratings Standards of Practice