HERS I & II Rater Certifications<br />
HERS I Rater Certification Training<br /><ul><li>HERS Certifications may only be granted by a California Energy Commission...
HERS Raters are trained to verify the HERS (Home Energy Rating Services) measures as required by the Title 24 California E...
Some of the conservation features in the Title 24 California Energy Standards require a 3rd party inspector (in addition t...
Refrigerant Charge Measurement
Sampling
Registration of forms with HERS Provider
Ethics and Quality Assurance
Quality Insulation Installation
Air Conditioner Efficiency
New Cooling Technologies
Energy Star, Utility and Green Programs
Solar Verifications for Solar PV systems installed under the State of California’s New Solar Home Partnership</li></li></u...
HERS II Provisions<br /><ul><li>   Consistent, accurate, and uniform ratings based on a single</li></ul>     statewide rat...
The HERS Disclosure Booklet<br />A California Energy Commission publication<br />California Civil Code 2079.10 states that...
Status of HERS II?<br /><ul><li>All California HERS Providers are awaiting approval
Many opportunities await this important step
Stay tuned</li></li></ul><li>What is available today?<br /><ul><li>The FHA/VA Energy Efficient Mortgage
The FHA Weatherization Program
Utility Company Rebates
Energy Efficiency Federal tax credits</li></li></ul><li>The Energy Efficient Mortgage<br /><ul><li>A Government Insured lo...
FHA will allow 5% of the property value in most cases (see HUD Mortgagee Letter 2009-18)
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  1. 1. HERS I & II Rater Certifications<br />
  2. 2. HERS I Rater Certification Training<br /><ul><li>HERS Certifications may only be granted by a California Energy Commission approved HERS Provider
  3. 3. HERS Raters are trained to verify the HERS (Home Energy Rating Services) measures as required by the Title 24 California Energy Standards
  4. 4. 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. </li></li></ul><li>HERS I Raters are trained to verify HERS measures such as:<br /><ul><li>Duct Testing
  5. 5. Refrigerant Charge Measurement
  6. 6. Sampling
  7. 7. Registration of forms with HERS Provider
  8. 8. Ethics and Quality Assurance
  9. 9. Quality Insulation Installation
  10. 10. Air Conditioner Efficiency
  11. 11. New Cooling Technologies
  12. 12. Energy Star, Utility and Green Programs
  13. 13. Solar Verifications for Solar PV systems installed under the State of California’s New Solar Home Partnership</li></li></ul><li>What HERS II?<br />The purpose of the proposed revisions to the HERS regulations is to implement Phase II of<br />the HERS Program by extending Phase I to cover whole‐house home energy ratings of existing<br />(and newly constructed) homes. Phase II will put in place the remaining elements of PRC Section 25942<br />
  14. 14. HERS II Provisions<br /><ul><li> Consistent, accurate, and uniform ratings based on a single</li></ul> statewide rating scale<br /><ul><li> Reasonable estimates of potential utility bill savings, and</li></ul> reliable recommendations on cost‐effective measures to<br /> improve energy efficiency.<br /><ul><li> Labeling procedures that will meet the needs of home buyers,</li></ul> homeowners, renters, the real estate industry, and mortgage<br /> lenders with an interest in home energy ratings.<br /><ul><li> Proposed approaches for determining measure</li></ul> cost‐effectiveness and recommendations for energy efficiency<br /> improvements, including cross checking against utility bills.<br />
  15. 15. The HERS Disclosure Booklet<br />A California Energy Commission publication<br />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.<br />
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  23. 23. Status of HERS II?<br /><ul><li>All California HERS Providers are awaiting approval
  24. 24. Many opportunities await this important step
  25. 25. Stay tuned</li></li></ul><li>What is available today?<br /><ul><li>The FHA/VA Energy Efficient Mortgage
  26. 26. The FHA Weatherization Program
  27. 27. Utility Company Rebates
  28. 28. Energy Efficiency Federal tax credits</li></li></ul><li>The Energy Efficient Mortgage<br /><ul><li>A Government Insured loan (FHA/VA) that allows “Cost Effective” Energy Upgrades to be financed into the Mortgage with no qualifying or down payment requirements
  29. 29. FHA will allow 5% of the property value in most cases (see HUD Mortgagee Letter 2009-18)
  30. 30. VA allows up to $6,000 in upgrades
  31. 31. Can be used on Purchase, Rehab & Refinance
  32. 32. A HERS Report is required to document the upgrades as cost effective</li></li></ul><li>The FHA Weatherization Program<br /><ul><li>Allows financing of “thermal improvement” upgrades when the EEM funds are not enough
  33. 33. Items that would qualify: Dual Pane Windows, insulation, weather stripping, etc.
  34. 34. Borrower must qualify for additional amount
  35. 35. Borrower must put additional down</li></li></ul><li>
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  39. 39. What determines cost effectiveness?<br />
  40. 40. After the Rating Report results are generated:<br /><ul><li>The borrower decides on a cost effective package
  41. 41. Bids are gathered
  42. 42. Contractors should be educated about the EEM Program
  43. 43. The EEM package is submitted to underwriting
  44. 44. EEM Funds are held in a holdback account after close of escrow
  45. 45. Once escrow has closed, work can begin
  46. 46. When work is complete, funds are released</li></li></ul><li>EEM Case Study<br /><ul><li>Bryon & Rachael Soules, 1st Time Homebuyers
  47. 47. Expressed interest in the Energy Efficient Mortgage</li></li></ul><li><ul><li> Home built in 1948
  48. 48. No wall insulation
  49. 49. R11 insulation in the attic
  50. 50. Duct system was very leaky
  51. 51. Single pane Windows</li></li></ul><li>
  52. 52. EEM Case Study<br /><ul><li>Purchase price of the home: $131,250
  53. 53. EEM allowable amount: 6,562
  54. 54. Total of all Contractor bids: 7,463
  55. 55. Weatherization Program: 900</li></li></ul><li>
  56. 56. Jana Maddux<br />CHEERS® Existing Homes Program Manager<br />(714) 500-4444<br />jmaddux@cheers.org<br />www.cheers.org<br />

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