Phoenix Adopts HERS Index Score

Nov, 7 2013 03:11
Phoenix Adopts HERS Index Score

Across the country, cities and counties are adopting the HERS Index Score as a way to measure how buildings are complying with energy codes. Phoenix is the latest city to adopt the HERS Score as a way to measure compliance in this area – good news for those who are interested in energy efficiency, and good news for the Arizona economy.

RESNET Raters Needed In Phoenix

According to the new code, compliance to energy building codes in Phoenix can now be confirmed in writing by a Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) certified energy rater, and any building with a score of 73 or less will be deemed to be in compliance.

Third Party Testing Through RESNET

RESNET is also now approved to manage the testing and inspection protocol, which means that:

  1. RESNET certified raters will complete third party testing and inspections, and these will be subject to RESNET Quality Assurance Field Review procedures.
  2. RESNET raters will provide sampling using a RESNET Accredited Sampling Provider
  3. Third Party Testing will be required for:
    • Building Envelope Thermal and Air Barrier Checklist
    • Testing Air Leakage Rate
    • Sealing Duct Tightness

Cities Across The Country Using RESNET

Phoenix is just the next on the list of communities which have adopted the HERS Index Score to measure energy efficiency, and who has approved RESNET certified energy raters to further test for measures of efficiency. Other jurisdictions already using RESNET services include those in Arkansas, Colorado, Massachusetts, New York and more.

RESNET Professionals Produce Exceptional Results

HERS Index Scores are being used to test energy codes because RESNET has already been accredited by the American National Energy Standards Institute (ANSI) as a Standard Development Organization, and RESNET professionals are well-renowned for the rigorous training they go through and the exceptional results they produce.

Need More Raters To Meet Demand

With yet another jurisdiction getting on board, this means that even more RESNET certified energy raters, contractors and service providers are needed to meet the demand.

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