PSD is an accredited Home Energy Rating Provider (also referred to as RESNET QA Provider), offering nationwide technical support and the comprehensive services that you need to develop a successful Home Energy Rating business.
Our staff are highly experienced industry professionals who deeply understand the industry but do not compete with you. As a company focused on workforce development and market transformation, we provide a comprehensive range of quality support services for our growing network of independent HERS Raters. Our technical support team includes experienced trainers, builders, and HERS Raters who offer in-house expertise for accurate modeling advice and recommendations. We can guide you through the entire process from Rater Training and achieving Certification to processing your completed ratings in a timely fashion. As your provider, we make the following commitments:
- Fast and reliable responses to your technical questions and support requests
- Ongoing access to industry training and information
- 24-hour turnaround for all submitted projects – Using our online web portal for project submission and review, most projects will be reviewed and returned within less than 24 hours
- Expertise in processing and supporting multifamily, sampling, and code ratings
PSD is a Nation-wide RESNET Accredited Rater Provider
Rater Training Courses
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.
RESNET Combustion Safety & Workshop (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.
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, 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 fieldwork, form a comprehensive training experience that is accredited through the Residential Energy Services Network.
PSD is accredited as a RESNET Training Provider, RESNET Sampling Provider, and a RESNET Rating Provider. PSD Partners with EPA ENERGY STAR, EPA Indoor airPLUS, and is a NYSERDA New Construction and Codes Partner.