RESNET Puts Out RFP to Develop HERS Affiliate Training

The purpose of the training content is to provide product supplier representatives and sales staff with an understanding of how RESNET’s Home Energy Rating System (HERS) works. Successful completion of the training will result in a designation of HERS Affiliate.
The goal of this training is to support RESNET’s Supplier Advisory Board and other suppliers and builders to understand the basics of home energy ratings. At a minimum, attendees who view this online training should have a basic understanding of how different housing components and products impact a home’s HERS Index Score.
The training may not exceed two hours and should cover the following topics:
  1. What is RESNET and the HERS Index?
  2. What is a HERS Rater and What Can They Do?
  3. What is a Rating Field Inspector and What Can They Do?
  4. The Role of RESNET Training and QA Providers.
  5. The Rating Process and Types of Ratings.
  6. Introduction to Building Science.
  7. What is the role of the HERS Index in energy codes?
  8. What is the role of HERS in other Green Building, Energy Efficiency and Utility programs?
This training course will be hosted on RESNET’s Training Portal.
RESNET expects the contractor to provide a short module for each of the above topics in PowerPoint format. The final presentations should be converted to HTML format and include a narration for each module. Five to ten questions with correct answers and distractors should be included at the end of each module. Each Power Point should include full speaker notes.  Slide visuals should be graphic-based with limited text.
All proposals must be received by November 21, 2018 to be considered.