Southface Energy Rated Homes

SERH No Longer Offered

Our Southface Energy Rated Homes (SERH) Providership has been a quality assurance success story over the past two decades, working with hundreds of HERS Raters and RFIs and registering 30,000 homes.  Southface Institute made the difficult but strategic decision to close out SERH at the end of 2022 as we look forward to our next chapter.

Commonly Asked Questions

Why does Southface no longer offer SERH?

After assessing changes to the industry and our own capacity to deliver the level of service that home energy raters deserve from a providership, Southface is shifting its focus to where we can make the biggest impact on carbon reduction today. 


In 2023, Southface’s Technical Services team will focus on shaping energy codes, growing EarthCraft and our design consulting lines of business, expanding our education and training offerings (we will continue to offer HERS Rater and ENERGY STAR trainings), and the full launch of our BIT Building sustainable operations and maintenance program for commercial buildings.

What providerships do you recommend?

Green Building Consulting (GBC) is a great choice for providership. If you’re interested in their services, please reach out to Karen Barras ( and copy GBC’s scheduling department (   

How can I transfer my Ekotrope account to a new provider?

Prior to our announcement, Southface connected with RESNET and Ekotrope to discuss how to make the transition as smooth as possible on SERH clients. Ekotrope confirmed that a client’s existing account can be easily transferred with all their records to any new provider that offers Ekotrope software. All that is required is an email with a request to transfer sent to

Who should I contact about these changes?

If you have any questions, please reach out to Nathan Bessette at 

Become a Certified Home Energy Rater

Southface offers HERS Rater Trainings online with live instruction from our expert trainers! The online, instructor-led training puts you face-to-face with industry experts to help you master challenging content and become a certified HERS Rater.

Equipment Rental

Diagnostic testing for buildings is important for analyzing and projecting building performance, meeting third-party verified green building certifications and improving the comfort and efficiency of homes and workplaces. Southface offers an affordable rental option for your equipment needs. All rental kits include blower door and duct blaster equipment, the necessary equipment needed to complete airflow testing on buildings and HVAC distribution systems.

Equipment Calibration Field Checks

Southface offers field calibration checks on blower door and duct leakage testing equipment manufactured by The Energy Conservatory.