Course Catalog


On-Demand Training

Our available on-demand training is listed below.

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Building Science for EnergySmart Contractors

by The Accurate Rater Network

This online, on-demand course provides a high level overview of Building Science and is required for Contractors wishing to be certified as an EnergySmart Contractor. It is intended for the General Contractor, Crew Manager, Crew Leader, and Crew Member to provide an understanding of heat flow, air flow and moisture flow through a residential structure. Changes made to a structure intended to improve comfort and energy efficiency are discussed in terms of their potential impact on health, safety, and building durability. Roles in the energy retrofit industry and terminology used in building science, diagnostics and building performance are covered. Anyone involved in or interested in the weatherization of existing home stock will benefit from taking this course.

Cost: $175.00

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ENERGY STAR Version 3 Certification Training for HERS Raters and Rating Field Inspectors (RFIs)

by The Accurate Rater Network | 18 RESNET CEUs

This 18 CEU online, on-demand training class teaches HERS Raters what they need to know to  verify homes for the ENERGY STAR Program.  This course is open to HERS Raters/RFIs who are new to ENERGY STAR as well as those who are already ENERGY STAR Certified.  This course includes details about the ENERGY STAR v3.0/v3.1 program using the Revision 8 Checklists.  It includes component by component verification protocols, partnering with ENERGY STAR, information about logo use, marketing materials and ongoing support.  The ENERGY STAR Exam is included; which must be passed in order to become certified as an ENERGY STAR qualified HERS Rater/RFI and/or obtain the 18 CEUs.

Cost: $350.00

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ENERGY STAR v3/v3.1 On-Demand

by The Accurate Rater Network

This is a course for anyone interested in learning about the ENERGY STAR program at the current v3/v3.1 level with the Revision 8 checklists. The class has an in-depth focus on in-field verification and includes many examples of correct installations as well as incorrect installations and their corrections. In-depth information is provided about static pressure testing as well as water management and water-managed building assemblies. Verification for items from the ENERGY STAR Water Management System Builder Requirements is included. A detailed look at the changes from Revision 7 to Revision 8 is included as well as a deep dive into the Revision 8 checklists and how to verify program compliance and cross-check items among the checklists themselves.

NOTE: This course does not provide any CEU's or reporting to the EPA.

Cost: $175.00

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Energy Fundamentals

by The Accurate Rater Network

Energy Fundamentals is all about Energy! This short course covers the definition of energy including detailed energy terms and the language of energy. You will learn the laws of thermodynamics and take a deep dive into the concepts of heat flow, air flow, and moisture flow. These concepts are brought together with a discussion about how they impact human comfort, health and safety.

Cost: $50.00

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Building Science and the Building Envelope

by The Accurate Rater Network

The building envelope plays a large part in the amount of energy our homes use. This course introduces you to construction terminology, takes you through a quick history of home construction and home energy use and dives into the details of building envelope energy flows. You will learn about heating and cooling load calculations, degree days, R-Values, U-Values, K-Values, heat loss, and heat gain. We complete the envelope discussion by discussing climate zones and climate zone impacts on construction decisions.

Cost: $50.00

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Construction Primer

by The Accurate Rater Network

Construction basics and building components are covered in this course. We take a tour of construction plans and learn what to expect in the plan set. We cover the components that make up the building shell in details and review alternative building materials and techniques.

Cost: $50.00

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Sampling Webinar

by The Accurate Rater Network

This presentation covers the protocols used to certify HERS Index and qualify homes and units for programs using Sampling. The webinar covers RESNET Sampling procedures in general. The information contained is useful for builders, program managers and HERS Raters interested in RESNET Sampling.

Cost: $20.00

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