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2009 RESNET Building Performance Conference

RESNET's Certified Green Rater Training

February 14-15, 2009
Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel
New Orleans, LA

What is the RESNET Certified Green Rater Designation?

RESNET has recently established a new professional designation for certified home energy raters: the RESNET Certified Green Rater. Participants seeking to receive the RESNET Green Rater designation are required to be RESNET Certified HERS Raters prior to receiving this advanced designation.

This new RESNET Certified Green Rater designation identifies HERS Raters that are received additional training in:

  1.  The specific role that green raters have in the verification of green measures offered by most green home building programs, and
  2.  The application of specific decision criteria to determine if green measures are compliant with the requirements of a green home building program.

HERS Raters* completing this training will receive a RESNET Green Rater Certificate and RESNET rater members will have the RESNET Green Rater icon next to their listing on the RESNET Rater Member Directory.

Note that RESNET Green Raters are eligible to work for local, regional, or national green home building programs, but they may have to meet additional training and certification requirements of those programs. This RESNET course provides foundational green rater knowledge to help green raters to prepare for the unique certification requirements of these diverse green home building programs.

What is included in this course?

This training prepares green raters to deliver the typical verification requirements of most green home building programs in the US. The curriculum includes inspection, calculation, performance testing, and documentation requirements for the following types of green measures:

  • Durability
  • Site
  • Water Use
  • Energy (Beyond ENERGY STAR)
  • Materials
  • Indoor Air Quality

The course also includes modules on "green building" science, ethics, and professional liability.

It is assumed that all participants will be well versed in the HERS industry. Participants that are not familiar with HERS Ratings should acquire such knowledge before taking this training.

To view the training's agenda click on RESNET Green Rater Training Agenda.

Who can take the course?

Any one can take this new RESNET course.

However, the RESNET Certified Green Rater designation is only available to individuals that have already achieved the RESNET Certified HERS Rater designation.

As a prerequisite, it is expected that individuals that attend the RESNET Green Rater course will already have knowledge of all of the following:

  • A wide range of green home building strategies and practices
  • The benefits associated with each of these green home building practices
  • Fundamentals of green building rating (or scoring) system, and
  • Fundamental verification procedures for green home building design and construction practices.

Ideally, all participants will have already completed at least a day long training (classroom or online) that is offered by local, regional or national green home building program.

Participants that have not completed a prior green home training program should acquire such knowledge before taking this training.

How to Register

To register for the RESNET Green Rater training click here. If you have already registered all you need to do is to is enter your e-mail address in the "Completing, Editing or Canceling Registration" box.

RESNET has arranged for a special RESNET Conference of rate of $180 per night. To take advantage of the special RESNET rate you must make your reservations by January 16, 2009. You can make your reservations by calling 866-750-4202. Be sure to request the special RESNET room rate when making your reservations.

For more information on the 2009 RESNET Building Performance Conference click here.