EPA ENERGY STAR® Version 3.0 Online Training Opportunity


The Northeast HERS Alliance is proud to announce, in association with Building Efficiency Resources (The BER) and Performance Systems Development, ENERGY STAR Version 3.0 Online Training for certified HERS Raters, providing 18 hours of RESNET Professional Development Credits, and 9 BPI Continuing Education Units.

Choose from two formats:

  • On Demand, Online Modules with Building Efficiency Resources
    • $299 for 10 modules and 9 EPA Videos
      • 6 version 3.0
      • 4 version 3.1 rev 8
      • 9 rev 8 EPA videos
  • Online Training with Performance Systems Development
    • $275 for 3 half days for ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction
    • $450 for 5 half days for ENERGY STAR v3.1 Multifamily New Construction and Certified Homes Training

Building Efficiency Resources Training Details

This training includes six modules for 3.0, 4 modules for v3.1 rev 8, and 9 EPA videos. The cost for all 10 modules, 9 videos and the exam is $299.00. Modules can be retaken as many times as needed with no extra cost. Trainings are offered on demand.

The modules may be taken in any order and over the course of multiple weeks.

The 10 modules will cover the following topics:

A. Version 3.0
  1. Module 1: Overview, Version 2.5, and energy modeling for Version 3.0 and 2.5;
  2. Module 2: Thermal Enclosure Checklist (part 1);
  3. Module 3: Thermal Enclosure Checklist (part 2);
  4. Module 4: HVAC Quality Checklists (part 1);
  5. Module 5: HVAC Quality Checklists (part 2); and,
  6. Module 6: Water Management Checklist and EPA Indoor airPLUS;
B. Version 3.1
  1. EPA Videos Revision 8:
    1. Raters
    2. Builders
    3. HVAC Designers
    4. HVAC Contractors
    5. How to Measure Whole-House Ventilation Airflow Video Series (4 parts)
    6. Technical Guidance
  2. Module 1- ENERGY STAR National Program Requirements
  3. Module 2- ENERGY STAR Program Essentials
  4. Module 3- ENERGY STAR Rater Design Review Checklist
  5. Module 4- ENERGY STAR Rater Field Checklist_v3.1

Each online training session will include periodic quizzes to check for program comprehension, and will include an additional 30 minutes of Q&A at the end of each training session. An exam will be given following the completion of all 10 training sessions and 9 EPA videos to confirm a certified Rater's preparedness to begin verification for ENERGY STAR Version 3.0 and 3.1 rev 8.

This course qualifies for 18 RESNET PDHs and 17.5 BPI CEUs!

Once you have registered, you will receive an email from The BER containing all training materials and information on how to access the modules.


Performance Systems Development Training Details ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction

This 9-hour training will be split up into 3 convenient half day online sessions.

There will be two sessions:

  • May 7-9 from 9:00 AM-12:00 Noon
  • October 22-24 from 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

If this schedule does not work for you, please contact us for other possible options.

This training will cover the new requirements of ENERGY STAR for Multifamily New Construction. The training will include an overview of the MFNC Program Requirements, Rater Design Review Checklist and Rater Field Checklist, Multifamily Workbook, and question answer sessions. At the conclusion of the training each participant will take an online test to qualify for the completion certificate.

This course is approved for 18 RESNET PDHs!!!

Trainers: Ethan MacCormick and Emelie Cuppernell (Meet the Trainers)

Click here to register for May 7-9

Click here to register for October 22-24

ENERGY STAR v3.1 Multifamily New Construction and Certified Homes Training

This 20-hour training will be split up into 5 convenient half day online sessions.

  • October 28 – November 1 from 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

Each session will be held from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST. If this schedule does not work for you, please contact us for other possible options.

This training will cover the new requirements of ENERGY STAR for New Homes version 3 program. The training will include an ENERGY STAR v3.1 Overview, ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction, Rater Design Review Checklist and Rater Field 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 course is approved for 18 RESNET PDHs!!!

Materials: All attendees will receive a downloadable manual for:

  • Rater Design Review Checklist
  • Rater Field Checklist
  • Program Essentials
  • Program Requirements

Trainers: Ethan MacCormick and Emelie Cuppernell (Meet the Trainers)

Click here to register


Why should I take this training?

  1. It's required. All certified HERS Raters who plan to provide verification services for ENERGY STAR Version 3 homes must receive ENERGY STAR Version 3.0 training by an Accredited ENERGY STAR Version 3.0 Training Provider.
     
  2. It's online. Taking time off of work for trainings is not an option for most certified Raters. Thus, we are offering certified Raters the ability to attend the ENERGY STAR Version 3.0 Rater Training online.
     
  3. It earns Professional Development credits. Online ENERGY STAR Version 3.0 training provides 18 hours of RESNET Professional Development Credits, as well as 9 BPI Continuing Education Units.

If you have any questions on the above training, please do not hesitate to contact Betsy Ames, Northeast HERS Alliance at info@nehers.org / 978-633-3013.  Office Hours: Tues 9am-12pm and 1pm-5pm, Weds 1pm-5pm, and Thurs 9am-12pm and 1pm-5pm