To offer the Home Energy Score to homeowners, Assessors work directly with Home Energy Score Partners and must be certified as a Building Performance Institute (BPI) Building Analyst or a Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) HERS Rater, and pass DOE’s Home Energy Score exam. Interested assessors should contact a local Home Energy Score Partner in their area.
If there is not a local Partner listed, interested assessors are encouraged to reach out to local utilities, state or local energy offices, or other organizations that administer residential energy efficiency programs to find out if they are interested in becoming Home Energy Score Partners. Interested Partners can contact email@example.com to request additional information and resources for offering the Home Energy Score.
Partners are responsible for administering the qualifying exams to interested assessors. Partners will provide more information and arrange logistics for taking the exam. Interested assessors can access the Home Energy Score training materials on the NTER Training Portal. Download detailed instructions for logging onto the training portal and accessing the training modules. Both the training and the exam are available at no cost and can be accessed online.
In April 2013, DOE began to develop a 3-D immersive simulation training and testing (3-DISTT) software program for interested Home Energy Score assessors. The 3-DISTT software uses computer-based simulations to recreate a range of jobsite scenarios, enabling individuals to identify situation-specific solutions and collect data to create Home Energy Scores. Download a fact sheet about this effort.
The 3-DISTT software is scheduled to be released in January 2015. DOE plans to announce testing and training opportunities for interested assessors and stakeholders. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in receiving announcements.