The Changing Role of a Rater

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The Changing Role of a Rater

One man's history of HERS from the beginning to now.

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When Codes Meet Ratings

March 01, 1996

Will a banker or home builder gladly pay for a homeowner's next residential energy code compliance certificate? In some states where home energy ratings are popular, the answer may be yes. [continue reading]

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DOE Proposes Guidlines for Home Energy Ratings

November 01, 1995

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued voluntary guidelines for home energy rating systems (HERS) in a long-awaited public Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in July. [continue reading]

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Will California Do Its Own Thing?

Author: Jeanne Byrne
November 01, 1995

A proposal has also been issued by the California Energy Commission (CEC), which is required by state legislation to develop regulations governing HERS programs operating in the state. While many aspects of the proposed regulations mirror the federal ones, there are some key differences. [continue reading]

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Home Energy Ratings in California

Author: Ted Rieger
September 01, 1993

A new non-profit organization began rating homes in the San Jose and Ontario areas of California this year. [continue reading]

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