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    You must include Builder/Contractor name and address in REM/Rate. This applies to all ratings including HERS only, the rating will not upload to the national registry without it.
    For ESv3 the Builder/Contractor must be an Energy Star Contractor and the HVAC Contractor must be listed as H-QUITO, in other words on ACCA’s list. It is the Rater’s responsibility to check. The checklist is provided at the end of the project, it may seem there is a little wiggle room if the contractor is in the process but not yet fully certified. However, if contractor fails to get certified, the rating will not be approved. We highly recommend you check with your HERS provider at the very beginning of the project.
    Make sure the Builder/Contractor’s name and address match as it was registered with Energy Star. The only way they get credit for the ES Certification is through REM/Rate reporting by your provider. It wouldn’t hurt to make sure your RTIN is correct, so you get credit also.
    Please Note:

      There will be little if any tolerance for deviations from requirements. Energy Star v3 requirements will be met. We recommend that you look closely at the duct sealing during pre-drywall inspection. If all the duct work is installed, you may be able to run the test at pre-drywall. Duct leakage to outside still needs to be done at final, so your looking at testing twice (since both test are very similar. Total leakage may not be required, depending on your local authorities so be sure to check with them before performing unnecessary tests.
      For more information Energy Star and online training for v3 please go to the Accurate Rater Network website at:

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