Understanding RESNET’s Home Energy Rating System (HERS Index) – Free CEU Webinar

This webinar will introduce participants to RESNET’s Home Energy Rating System (HERS). With more than 2 million homes being HERS Rated and the addition of more than 200,000 rated homes each year; HERS is the gold standard for rating a home’s energy use. Attendees will learn how a home energy rating works and the process for conducting one. In addition, attendees will learn how RESNET’s Home Energy Rating System is used to support green building, energy efficiency and utility programs as well as building energy codes. The webinar will also cover the requirements for becoming a HERS Rater and the quality assurance standards that apply to HERS Ratings. This webinar is perfect for design professionals, product manufacturers, building material suppliers, builders, code officials, utility representatives and anyone wanting to learn about HERS Ratings.

Lessons Learned

1. Describe how a Home Energy Rating works and ties into LEED BD+C V4 EA Annual Energy Use
2. Describe the process for conducting a Home Energy Rating that is required for LEED BD+C V4 Minimum Energy Performance and what impact it can have on occupant health
3. Explain how RESNET’s Home Energy Rating System works with green building, LEED BD+C V4 Energy Budget, energy efficiency and utility programs as well as building energy codes;
4. Understand the requirements for becoming a HERS Rater and the health and life safety aspects of what Raters do.

Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour in

Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC)
Building Performance Institute (BPI) Non Whole House

Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP)
Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP)
State Architect / Builder License may be applicable

Session Sponsor: TSTUD – Insulated studs @ 1/4 the cost of rigid insulation 


Ryan Meres has 10 years of experience in energy efficiency, energy policy and building energy codes and has published more than two dozen case studies, reports and resources on those topics. 

Ryan spent nearly six years at the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) where he led energy code development, adoption and compliance efforts at the city, state and national levels. Prior to joining IMT, Ryan was an ICC Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy, Building Energy Codes Program. Ryan also worked at the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) as a Building Codes Consultant where he led the adoption and implementation of statewide energy and green building codes. Ryan successfully completed a HERS class in 2007 and served as an EarthCraft House Technical Advisor at the Southface Energy Institute, conducting insulation and air sealing inspections and building envelope and duct leakage testing for builders. He is a LEED Accredited Professional, an ICC Certified Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Ryan lives in upstate New York with his wife, Amanda, and their three children.