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ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction Certification for Raters, HERS Modelers, and Rating Field Inspectors

ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction V1/1.1

Certification Course for Raters, HERS Modelers, and Rating Field Inspectors (RFIs)

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ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction Certification
This course provides the required training for those verifying under the ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction program.  This is an EPA Approved training course for HERS Raters, Rating Field Inspectors, and HERS Modelers.  The training assumes the student has already taken the ENERGY STAR Single Family New Homes required training and builds from that base of understanding to provide the specifics required for the certification of Multifamily projects.  This course is current with the ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction, Version 1 / 1.1 / 1.2 (Rev. 02) checklists and includes information about what is coming in the Rev. 03 checklists.
Module 1 ENERGY STAR MFNC Overview and Introduction

This module provides a high level introduction to the ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction (MFNC) program.  It includes information about which buildings qualify to be certified under this program, a high level look at the program requirements, the participants that work within the program, and the compliance paths that are available.

Unit 1 MFNC Links, Overview and Introduction
Unit 2 MFNC Which Buildings Qualify?
Unit 3 Which Buildings Qualify Quiz
Unit 4 MFNC Program Requirements
Unit 5 MFNC Program Requirements Quiz
Unit 6 MFNC Program Participants
Unit 7 MFNC Program Participants Quiz
Unit 8 MFNC Compliance Paths
Unit 9 MFNC Compliance Paths Quiz
Unit 10 MFNC Versions and Checklists
Unit 11 MFNC Versions and Checklists Quiz
Module 2 MFNC Design Review

The first verification work for an ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction project happens during project design.  This module takes you through the design considerations and requirements including partnership status, high-performance fenestration and insulation, review of the HVAC Design Report, and additional construction document review.

Unit 1 MFNC Design Review Unit Materials
Unit 2 MFNC Partnership Status
Unit 3 Partnership Status Quiz
Unit 4 MFNC Fenestration Design Review
Unit 5 Fenestration Design Review Quiz
Unit 6 MFNC Insulation Design Review
Unit 7 Insulation Design Review Quiz
Unit 8 MFNC HVAC Design Review
Unit 9 HVAC Design Review Quiz
Unit 10 MFNC Construction Document Review
Unit 11 Construction Document Review Quiz
Module 3 MFNC Field Verification

There is quite a bit to verify in the field as an ENERGY STAR multifamily project is being built.  This module provides an introduction to the following modules and provides the checklists and handouts that will be referenced as we move through these verification steps.

Unit 1 MFNC Rater Field Verification
Module 4 MFNC Envelope Verfication

Verification occurs throughout construction for an ENERGY STAR project.  This module focuses on the envelope verification items and provides details on how to verify high-performance fenestration and insulation, fully-aligned air barriers, reduced thermal bridging, and air sealing.

Unit 1 High-Performance Fenestration & Insulation
Unit 2 High-Performance Fenestration & Insulation Quiz
Unit 3 Fully-Aligned Air Barriers
Unit 4 Fully-Aligned Air Barriers Quiz
Unit 5 Reduced Thermal Bridging
Unit 6 Reduced Thermal Bridging Quiz
Unit 7 Air Sealing
Unit 8 Air Sealing Quiz
Unit 9 Multi-Family Airtightness Testing
Unit 10 Multi-Family Airtightness Testing Quiz
Module 5 MFNC HVAC Verification

Verifying the HVAC and distribution systems is a critical component to an ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction project.  This module covers the verification of the heating and cooling equipment, the duct quality installation, dwelling-unit and common space mechanical ventilation systems, local mechanical exhaust, and filtration.

Unit 1 HVAC Introduction to ENERGY STAR HVAC Verification
Unit 2 Heating & Cooling Equipment
Unit 3 Heating and Cooling Equipment Quiz
Unit 4 Duct Quality Installation
Unit 5 Duct Quality Installation Quiz
Unit 6 Dwelling-Unit & Common Space Mechanical Ventilation System
Unit 7 Dwelling-Unit & Common Space Mechanical Ventilation System Quiz
Unit 8 Local Mechanical Exhaust
Unit 9 Local Mechanical Exhaust Quiz
Unit 10 Filtration
Unit 11 Filtration Quiz
Unit 12 Combustion Appliances
Unit 13 Combustion Appliances Quiz
Module 6 MFNC Appliance and Lighting Verification

Special attention must be paid to combustion appliances in a well-sealed ENERGY STAR project.  This module covers these combustion appliances as well as domestic hot water, lighting, appliances, and plumbing fixtures.

Unit 1 Domestic Hot Water
Unit 2 Domestic Hot Water Quiz
Unit 3 Lighting
Unit 4 Lighting Quiz
Unit 5 Appliances and Plumbing Fixtures
Unit 6 Appliance and Plumbing Fixtures Quiz
Module 7 MFNC Energy Consumption Data Strategy

Large ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction projects must provide their consumption data to the EPA for benchmarking and other studies.  This module provides information on determining a whole building energy consumption data acquisition strategy.

Unit 1 Whole Building Energy Consumption Data Acquisition Strategy
Module 8 MFNC Exam Information

Try your hand at practice exams. Submit a request form to be placed into the ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction exam and complete your certification.

Unit 1 MFNC Practice Exam
Unit 2 MFNC Exam Tips
Unit 3 MFNC Exam Request
Unit 4 ENERGY STAR MFNC Final Steps

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