For more than 20 years, EPA’s ENERGY STAR program has identified the most energy efficient products, buildings, plants, and new homes – all based on the latest government-backed standards and a rigorous third-party certification process.
The ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Program is the premier national label for energy-efficient new homes. As of 2016, 87% of consumers recognize the ENERGY STAR brand, and 92% of them say it influences their buying decisions. The ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Program is designed to promote energy efficiency in the residential housing market. The program reduces home energy use while simultaneously increasing comfort, value, and durability for homeowners.
After this workshop, you will:
Understand requirements and process for certifying ENERGY STAR homes under Version 3/Version 3.1
Review ENERGY STAR partnership requirements
Review examples of energy efficiency measures
Understand EPA’s rationale for periodically revising program requirements
Understand mandatory pre-requisites for certifying homes
This course also covers the mandatory checklists for energy raters and HVAC contractors.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designed the ENERGY STAR program to challenge builders. The goal is to promote builders that create well-design and energy efficient homes. It is a comprehensive program that covers all the building systems. What’s more, it requires certified inspectors to perform field review and testing. That is where you come in.
You are a certified HERS Rater or Rating Field Inspector (RFI). You are trained in the field of building science to test, review, and analyze homes and building plans. Despite the knowledge and understanding you currently have, the ENERGY STAR program requires more. This program is designed to test homes that meet high levels of specifications. This reduces energy consumption through well-made homes, energy efficient lighting, and suitable appliances.
This requires properly certified inspectors. While you have met a benchmark through your HERS Rater or RFI certification, there is more to it. You are among the few who can do this one job. If you intend to certify homes for the ENERGY STAR program, you must be ENERGY STAR-certified. You have to attend a course given by a RESNET-accredited Training Provider that covers the program.
To achieve your certification in the ENERGY STAR v3.1 program, you can buy our online course.
This 18 CEU course covers the details of the ENERGY STAR program. This includes the new mandatory checklists and testing procedures.
The cost of this course is $540 for 2 months of access to the learning material, and includes the exam but does not include any proctoring fees.
There is a two hour exam at the end, with a score of 80% or higher to pass.
All exams must be arranged through us and administered by a local proctor (public library, technical school, college, or university) of your choice. We will need the proctor’s name, organization, phone number, email address, and physical address to make those arrangements. We will send the proctor the exam information and proctoring instructions. NOTE: All proctoring fees are the responsibility of the student.
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