Southface Energy Rated Homes

Southface Energy Rated Homes (SERH) is a RESNET accredited HERS QA 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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