Home Energy Score: Information for Home Energy Assessors
To offer the Home Energy Score to homeowners, Qualified Assessors work directly with Home Energy Score Partners and must be certified as a Building Performance Institute (BPI) Building Analyst or a Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) HERS Rater, and receive a passing grade on DOE's Home Energy Scoring Tool test. DOE provides interested assessors with access to training materials and after being qualified, access to the online Scoring Tool and data collection sheet.
In April 2013, DOE began to develop a 3-D immersive simulation training and testing (3-DISTT) software program for interested Home Energy Score assessors. The 3-DISTT software uses computer-based simulations to recreate a range of jobsite scenarios, enabling individuals to identify situation-specific solutions and collect data to create Home Energy Scores. Download a fact sheet about this effort.
The 3-DISTT software is scheduled to be released by March 2014. DOE plans to announce testing and training opportunities for interested assessors and stakeholders. Email email@example.com if you are interested in receiving announcements.
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