2009 RESNET Building Performance Conference
Green Rater Training
Astor Crowne Plaza
New Orleans, LA
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
This new RESNET Certified Green Rater
designation identifies HERS Raters that are received additional training
- The specific role that green raters have in the
verification of green measures offered by most green home building
- 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
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
- Water Use
- Energy (Beyond ENERGY STAR)
- 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
To view the training's agenda click on
RESNET Green Rater Training
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.
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
- 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
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