HERS Certifications may only be granted by a California Energy Commission approved HERS Provider
HERS Raters are trained to verify the HERS (Home Energy Rating Services) measures as required by the Title 24 California Energy Standards
Some of the conservation features in the Title 24 California Energy Standards require a 3rd party inspector (in addition to the local building department inspector) to verify that the measure is properly installed.
HERS I Raters are trained to verify HERS measures such as:
Solar Verifications for Solar PV systems installed under the State of California’s New Solar Home Partnership
What HERS II? The purpose of the proposed revisions to the HERS regulations is to implement Phase II of the HERS Program by extending Phase I to cover whole‐house home energy ratings of existing (and newly constructed) homes. Phase II will put in place the remaining elements of PRC Section 25942
Consistent, accurate, and uniform ratings based on a single
statewide rating scale
Reasonable estimates of potential utility bill savings, and
reliable recommendations on cost‐effective measures to improve energy efficiency.
Labeling procedures that will meet the needs of home buyers,
homeowners, renters, the real estate industry, and mortgage lenders with an interest in home energy ratings.
Proposed approaches for determining measure
cost‐effectiveness and recommendations for energy efficiency improvements, including cross checking against utility bills.
The HERS Disclosure Booklet A California Energy Commission publication California Civil Code 2079.10 states that if this booklet is provided to the buyer by the seller or broker, then this booklet is deemed to be adequate to inform the home buyer about the existence of California’s Home Energy Rating Program.