The Changing Role of a Rater
One man's history of HERS from the beginning to now.
When Codes Meet Ratings
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]
DOE Proposes Guidlines for Home Energy Ratings
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]
Will California Do Its Own Thing?
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]
Home Energy Ratings in California
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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