Southface Energy Rated Homes for Home Energy Professionals
Southface has been a leader in the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) industry since the late 1990's by providing training and certification to home energy professionals. As a training provider, Southface Energy Rated Homes (SERH) offers an effective learning environment through a combination of classroom instruction, hands-on training and software exercises – all conducted by our credentialed staff at the state-of-the-art SWEET Center in Atlanta. SERH accredited Raters across the southeast U.S. provide ratings through various tax incentive initiatives, home energy improvement assessments and green building programs.
The Southface Energy Rated Homes HERS providership through affiliation with the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) delivers ongoing and valuable technical support from Southface industry experts. SERH is committed to providing quality customer service and support for its HERS Raters. SERH's high standards for HERS scores provide homeowners and HERS raters alike with peace of mind on the quality and comprehensiveness of ratings. SERH can provide: technical support; file and field quality assurance services; and file management for RESNET as a HERS provider.
Southface Energy Rated Homes offers:
- Individual membership to Southface, which include invitations to Southface events, quarterly newsletter and event and course discounts
- Quality Assurance review of HERS and ENERGY STAR certifications, including review of ratings for EarthCraft construction
- Technical consultation upon request
- Support, review and approval of sampled ratings
- An industry-leading reputation for professionalism - Southface currently has two IREC master trainers on staff.
Southface's Home Energy Professional training programs were among the first in the nation to be awarded accreditation from the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). Upon successfully completing these programs, graduates meeting prerequisites are prepared to challenge the nationally recognized Home Energy Professional Certifications based on Standard Workforce Specifications developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
Certified HERS Raters
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