Approved Online On-Demand RESNET - Residential Energy Services Network Courses:
HERS Modeler Certification for REM/Rate & Ekotrope
CEUs: 36 ESC | 18 RESNET
Being a HERS Modeler is much, much more than data entry. The ability to generate an accurate energy model is one of the most difficult and critical responsibilities of a HERS Rating. This course provides information about home energy ratings, but also about the energy and construction considerations that must be made when developing an energy model. Students can expect to learn construction math and building science as well as obtain a working knowledge of where the model data comes from and why it is important. An understanding of what data are gathered in the field, what to expect from that field data gathering, and how to turn that data into modeling information and enter it into HERS Modeling tools is all included in this training. YOU HAVE THE CHOICE: This course can be used to become certified as a HERS Modeler for the Ekotrope software or REM/Rate software or both! ARE YOU A HERS RATER? Brush up on your modeling skills and earn 18 CEUs at the same time! This course has been approved as a CEU course by RESNET.
ENERGY STAR Version 3 Certification Training for HERS Raters and Rating Field Inspectors (RFIs)
CEUs: 18 RESNET
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. Please Note: This course does not include the new ENERGY STAR Multi-Family program - that is becoming available in a separate course. This course does include 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.
Insulation and Radiant Barrier Evaluation
CEUs: 5 RESNET | 0.5 ICC | 5 ESC
This online, on-demand training class will be of interest to Insulation Installers, HERS Raters, RFIs, Code Officials, and General Contractors. The amount of items and standards to be considered and evaluated when determining the quality of a residential insulation job or the installation of radiant barriers is surprising. The installation, the application, and the specific materials used all have their own set of requirements. After those have been met, the installation itself must be evaluated to determine the quality of that installation. Insulation and Radiant Barrier Evaluation walks you through all these considerations and explains how Grading works for insulation and radiant barrier installations according to the ANSI/RESNET/ICC 301 Standard.
Indoor Air Quality and Mechanical Ventilation
CEUs: 5 RESNET | 0.5 ICC | 5 ESC
This online, on-demand training class is targeted to HERS Raters, RFIs and Code Officials; but will be interesting to anyone who breathes while inside their residence. You will learn all about Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), carbon monoxide production, and mechanical ventilation systems. It also explains code calculations for required ventilation air and changes to those codes over the years, including how to take measured air infiltration into account and what you need to know to test and verify the air flow of mechanical ventilation systems according to the latest residential codes.
This course is designed to be an introduction to passive and active solar systems that includes a history of how solar features were included in ancient dwellings up to the present time. This quick but comprehensive course includes:
- How solar photovoltaic (PV) collectors are manufactured, the types of PV collectors available, and their efficiencies.
- The difference between passive and active solar systems and an examination of their components.
- How to size and determine the cost of a solar electric (PV) system.
- How to calculate the federal tax credit incentives for residential renewable energy systems.
- How to find additional rebates, incentives, funding, and other programs for residential renewable energy systems.