About PSD as a Provider

As an accredited Home Energy Rater Provider, Performance Systems Development offers raters the comprehensive service and support they need to develop a successful home energy ratings business.

Our staff includes HERS raters who offer in-house expertise for accurate modeling advice and recommendations. As your provider, we will stay in close communication with you to help you run your business and maintain high-standards for yourself and your clients.  We can guide you through the entire process from Rater Training and achieving Certification to processing your completed ratings in a timely fashion.



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Contact Info

If you’re interested in our Providership please contact: 607-277-6240 ext 277

Or email: ecuppernell@psdconsulting.com

Types of Providership

PSD is a RESNET ACCREDITED Training Provider, HERS Rating Provider, EPA Indoor airPLUS provider, Sampling Provider, and a participating provider in the NY ENERGY STAR labeled home program.



 

 

State Coverage

PSD is a RESNET ACCREDITED provider in the following states:

  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia

Performance Systems Development has been accepted by NYSERDA as a HERS Provider in the New York ENERGY STAR Homes Program

To participate in the NYESH Program, HERS Raters must operate under a RESNET ACCREDITED New York HERS Provider participating in the NYESH program. NYSERDA provides incentives and support for Raters participating in the program. For more information e-mail homerater@psdconsulting.com.

 

Training for Home Energy Raters & Ratings Providers


Free Monthly Webinar Series – For PSD Raters

PSD is pleased to announce the creation of our monthly educational webinar series for raters.  These webinars will generally take place on the third Tuesday of each month and consist of an hour and a half presentation and a 30 minute QA session on topics relevant to HERS Raters.  The webinars will be presented by Emelie Cuppernell and Ethan MacCormick.



Cost per class:

  • Free for PSD Rater Members
  • $29/class for non-members

 

     

    Rater Training Courses

    All Raters & Providers Trainings – Calendar View

    Rater Webinar Series

    This is a class in our monthly educational webinar series for raters. These webinars will generally take place on the third Tuesday of each month and consist of one and a half hours of presentation and 30 minutes of question and answer on topics relevant to HERS Raters. The webinars will be presented by Emelie Cuppernell and Ethan MacCormick.

    Cost per class:

    • Free for PSD Rater Members
    • $29/class for non-members

      Energy Star 3.0 Online Training

      This training will cover the new requirements of ENERGY STAR for New Homes version 3 program. The training will include an ENERGY STAR v3 Overview, Thermal Enclosure Rater Checklist, HVAC Quality Installation Rater Checklist, Water Management Builder Checklist, and question answer sessions. At the conclusion of the training each participant will take an online test to qualify for the completion certificate. This training is approved for 18 hours of RESNET Professional Development Credits and 4 BPI continuing education credits.


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      RESNET Combustion Safety & Workscope (CAZ) Online Training

      With increased national demand for comprehensive retrofits, the RESNET Board of Directors has made it a requirement that RESNET certified Raters must pass the Combustion Safety and Work Scope written exam and simulation prior to December 31st, 2014, to maintain the Rater Certification. This 7-hour online training designed for Raters who are also BPI certified, is conveniently spaced over just 1 week and will prepare attendees to take and pass the tests.

      *Raters who are not BPI analyst certified will need an additional 2 hours of field training by the end of 2014 to comply with RESNET standards.*

      All online sessions will be recorded for later viewing.


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      HERS Energy Rater Training (RESNET certification)

      This training will familiarize participants with the process and science of conducting an energy rating, and prepare you to successfully pass the HERS certification test and perform ratings of newly built houses. The course will examine “the house as a system,” including energy and moisture transfer, the thermal envelope, air leakage problems and solutions, ventilation and indoor air quality, windows, as well as basic energy load calculations, and diagnostic testing using a blower door, infrared thermography, and a duct blaster. Following the class, students will apply for certification with an accredited Home Energy Rating System (HERS) provider. Six days of training and testing, including both classroom and field work forms a comprehensive training experience that is accredited through the Residential Energy Services Network.


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      RESNET Combustion Safety & Workscope (CAZ) Field Training – Satisfies Continued Certification Requirements

      This 4 hour training will satisfy the RESNET CAZ field Training requirement for continued Certification as a HERS Rater.

      This training pairs nicely with our online training and offers hands-on experience with Combustion Appliance Zone test equipment and house configuration. Student will participate in identifying the CAZ, setting up equipment, and configure the home for the worst case depressurization test. Learn how fans, ductwork, and door configuration can all impact the test and how this can be measured. We will test for gas leakage, CO, and spillage per the RESNET protocol.

      While the course pairs with our online training, Raters are not required to have taken, or to take, the online training to enroll for this field training. They can enroll for the field training regardless of whether or not they enroll for online training through PSD or any other Provider.


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      Become a Certified Home Energy Rater

      We can guide you through the entire process from Rater Training and achieving Certification to processing your completed ratings in a timely fashion.


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