ENERGY STAR Version 3 Certification Training for HERS Raters

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ENERGY STAR version 3 Certification for HERS Raters

This course will provide the training required for a Certified HERS Rater to verify homes under the ENERGY STAR program. The course includes the exam which must be passed to achieve this certification. Successful completion of this course will earn the student 18 RESNET CEU's.

Most ENERGY STAR training programs use a checklist by checklist, item by item approach. We found that method leaves a lot to be desired when you try to apply it in the real world. The “Thermal Enclosure System Rater Checklist” if completed from top to bottom requires you to traverse the same path up to six (6) times - we counted 538 total steps! The ARN optimized training method instead teaches you what to verify inspection by inspection rather than checklist by checklist. When you look at a window, you are prepared to verify everything needed for that window at one time. This reduces the number of steps to 138 and this is just for one of four (4) checklists which must be completed for ENERGY STAR. Save the steps for the gym. When you are working, every step impacts your profits. Where you choose to get your training can make a significant difference in the amount of time spent on-site and at your computer.

Module 1 ENERGY STAR Program Requirements
This module will provide an overview of the ENERGY STAR Program requirements for all participants, the Builder, the Rater and the HVAC contractor. Included is an overview of ENERGY STAR certification paths, the target HERS Index, the Benchmark Home Size and Size Adjustment Factor, and trade-off limitations.
Unit 1 Course Introduction: ENERGY STAR Version 3
Unit 2 ENERGY STAR V3: Course Materials
Unit 3 ENERGY STAR v3: Introduction
Unit 4 ENERGY STAR v3: Introduction and Basics Quiz
Unit 5 ENERGY STAR v3: Prescriptive or Performance
Unit 6 ENERGY STAR v3: Builder's Choice - Prescriptive or Performance Path Quiz
Unit 7 ENERGY STAR v3: The Prescriptive Path
Unit 8 ENERGY STAR v3: The Prescriptive Path Quiz
Unit 9 ENERGY STAR v3: The Performance Path
Unit 10 ENERGY STAR v3: The Performance Path Quiz
Module 2 ENERGY STAR Checklist Package and Partner Verification
What are these checklists that ENERGY STAR Certification Requires? Where are they found? How does a Rater know which ones to use? Who on the project team needs to be trained or credentialed as qualified to work on an ENERGY STAR project? What credentialing responsibility does the Builder and HVAC Contractor have? Those questions and more will be answered in this module.
Unit 1 ENERGY STAR v3 Checklists: Course Materials
Unit 2 ENERGY STAR v3: Checklists
Unit 3 ENERGY STAR v3: Checklists and Partner Verification Quiz
Module 3 ENERGY STAR Inspections
Third party verification is a major component of ENERGY STAR qualified homes. This module will take you to the field and teach you what to look for when verifying for the ENERGY STAR program. You will work through several site visits and understand how what you see in the field translates to what you record on your checklists.
Unit 1 ENERGY STAR v3: Introduction to Verification Inspections
Unit 2 ENERGY STAR v3 Inspections: Course Materials
Unit 3 ENERGY STAR v3: Pre-Slab Inspection
Unit 4 ENERGY STAR v3: Foundation and Roof Inspection
Unit 5 ENERGY STAR v3: Pre-Drywall Inspection Introduction
Unit 6 ENERGY STAR v3: Pre-Drywall Inspection of Walls
Unit 7 ENERGY STAR v3: Pre-Drywall Inspection of Fenestrations
Unit 8 ENERGY STAR v3: Pre-Drywall Inspection of Moisture Management
Unit 9 ENERGY STAR v3: Pre-Drywall Verification of HVAC Design
Unit 10 ENERGY STAR v3: Pre-Drywall Inspection of HVAC Systems
Unit 11 ENERGY STAR v3: Pre-Drywall Inspection - Other Considerations
Unit 12 ENERGY STAR v3: Construction Complete Inspection
Module 4 Partnering with ENERGY STAR
This module includes information about ENERGY STAR Partnership benefits and how ENERGY STAR helps you grow your business.
Unit 1 ENERGY STAR v3: Partner Resources
Module 5 ENERGY STAR Version 3 Test
This test must be successfully completed to earn your certification as a verifier for the ENERGY STAR program.
Unit 1 ESv3 Test Registration
Unit 2 ENERGY STAR v3: Test
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