Southface Energy Rated Homes

Southface Energy Rated Homes (SERH) is a RESNET accredited Home Energy Rating System Quality Assurance Provider that delivers the best quality assurance, intuitive HERS credential management and software solutions to enable your rating business’s growth. The SERH team is a leader in energy-efficient residential construction in the Southeast, with over 94 years of combined energy modeling and quality assurance experience.


Easy tracking of your certifications all in one place

qual-ee is Southface Energy Rated Homes’ credential and file management service. Use qual-ee to gain access to hundreds of HERS Rater resources, easily manage your credential and testing equipment, chat with SERH staff and complete your QA requirements.

Need a HERS Rater for your home?

Hire a HERS Rater.

If you or your client are looking to improve the energy efficiency of a home or benchmark a home’s performance against others, having a home assessment is a great place to start. A HERS rater can evaluate your home’s energy performance and provide solutions for lowering usage.

Commonly Asked Questions

What is a HERS rating?

The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index is the industry standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured. It’s also the nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance.

This index is maintained and updated by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), the national standards-making body for building energy-efficiency rating and certification systems in the United States. Learn more about the HERS index through RESNET’s interactive tool.

What is the benefit of getting a HERS rating?

HERS-rated homes provide you with a detailed and accurate home assessment of how efficiently your home is using energy. Homeowners who have decided to get a HERS rating often cite the following reasons:

  • Improved indoor air quality: HERS-rated homes are built with fresh air ventilation systems that ensure consistent circulation of outdoor air, improving indoor air and homeowner’s health.
  • Increased home comfort: HERS-rated homes are better built and better insulated, making them warmer in winter and cooler in summer.
  • Better for the environment: The 236,000 homes that are HERS rated in the U.S. annually reduce over 1 million tons of carbon production every year.

How much does a HERS rating cost?

The cost of a HERS rating depends on several factors, including the type of home, its square footage and the HERS Rater’s fee for their service.

Can I find out if a home has been rated before?

Yes; If you’re wondering whether your home has been rated or if you’re in the market for a HERS-rated home, visit RESNET’s search tool and enter the full address.

Where can I find more information about a specific HERS Rater?

If you are looking for a HERS Rater’s status and contact information, please visit RESNET’s directory for detailed information.

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