Approved RESNET - Residential Energy Services Network Courses
ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction Certification for Raters, HERS Modelers, RFIs, & Code Officials
CEUs: 1.8 ICC | 18 RESNET
This fully online, on-demand 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. Exam Proctoring information is made available to the student at the end of the course - the exam and the Proctoring fee for the initial attempt is included!
Register for both this Multifamily New Construction course PLUS the Single Family New Homes course and receive a 5% discount off of both courses! Click here for the combo package registration.
ENERGY STAR Single Family New Homes Version 3/3.1 Certification Training for HERS Raters, HERS Modelers, Rating Field Inspectors (RFIs) & Code Officials
CEUs: 1.8 ICC | 18 RESNET
This 18 CEU online, on-demand training class teaches HERS Raters, HERS Modelers, and RFIs what they need to know to verify homes for the ENERGY STAR Program. This course is open to HERS Raters/HERS Modelers/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 11 Checklists. Please Note: This course does not include the new ENERGY STAR Multi-Family program - that is 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 must be passed in order to become certified as an ENERGY STAR qualified HERS Rater/HERS Modeler/RFI and/or obtain the 18 CEUs. Exam Proctoring information is made available to the student at the end of the course - the exam and the Proctoring fee for the initial attempt is included!
Register for both this Single Family New Homes course PLUS the Multifamily New Construction course and receive a 5% discount off of both courses! Click here for the combo package registration.
HERS Modeler Certification for REM/Rate & Ekotrope
CEUs: 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!
Indoor Air Quality and Mechanical Ventilation
CEUs: 0.5 ICC | 5 RESNET
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.
Insulation and Radiant Barrier Evaluation
CEUs: 0.5 ICC | 5 RESNET
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.
Modeling Water Efficiency Items in REM/Rate and Ekotrope
CEUs: 3 RESNET
This course provides the required credit for Certified Energy Modelers and HERS Raters to meet software training CEU requirements! It guides you through the water efficiency items found in most structures as well as those less common items such as recirculation systems and drain water heat recovery. You will learn how to calculate piping distances for various plumbing types, how to find and record water efficient items, how to determine from plans what type of plumbing system is expected, and the differences in accounting for these systems for single family versus multi-family structures. A description of and calculations for the new Hot Water Distribution System Compactness Factor from the 2021 IECC is included as part of this training.
Overview of Solar Technologies and Solar Construction
CEUs: 0.2 ICC | 2 RESNET
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.