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Welcome to HERS Advanced Rater Training

The HERS Advanced Rater Training Program is your source for advanced HERS concepts and techniques essential to your success. The home energy rating industry in Southern California offers significant opportunities for informed, educated HERS Raters. This training program is open to currently certified HERS Raters and Building Analyst, Building Envelope, Building Inspectors and Building Performance Contractors in Southern California. The curriculum will address technical and administrative elements of Home Energy Ratings, and will cover both current issues and upcoming changes.

CLEAResult is partnered with the Wollin Group and Building Media, Inc. to provide low or no-cost training to building professionals including certified raters.

March 20-24, 2017/ SCE Irwindale - "Building Energy Science with MI-BEST (Mobile Integrated Building Energy Science Training)"

MI BEST (Mobile Integrated Building Energy Science Training) is an innovative series of classes offered over one week which provides HERS Raters, HVAC Contractors, and other building professionals with hands-on training in use of Blower Doors, Duct Testers, Flow Hoods, Flow Grids and other measurement tools required for current code compliance inspections. Students will have the opportunity to learn in a modular and portable "house" with two complete HVAC systems and typical mechanical ventilation and exhaust systems found in residential construction. It is possible to take all or any of these classes offered during the week.

Each class in this series may be taken individually. The series is conducted over 5 consecutive days.

Equipment Calibration Event - SCE/Irwindale - March 21, 2017

In conjunction with the launch of the new "Building Energy Science with MI-BEST (Mobile Integrated Building Energy Science Training)"

This evening session will feature free equipment calibration . Attendees will have the opportunity to check HVAC, blower door and duct tester equipment calibrations. Instructor Gary Wollin will show attendees how to apply the principles for calibrating digital thermometers, refrigerant gauges (P/T) and pipe clamps used for checking pipe temperatures for both the liquid and suction lines. For more details, see the description of the event in the class list.

Enrollment is limited so please sign-up early if you plan to attend.

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Resource Library


Resources for Raters, including Title 24 regulations and HERS program guidelines.

Upcoming Classes

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HVAC System AirFlow and Static Pressure Diagnostics
(May 16th, 2017)

This half day training session covers the science and application of airflow principles to the efficient operation of HVAC equipment.
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Hands on Refrigerant Charge Measurement
(May 16th, 2017)

This half day course covers the important factors of refrigerant and airflow on installation.
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2016 Title 24 Part 6 Residential Overview (New Update)
(May 17th, 2017)

This full day training is for HERS Raters or anyone working with Title 24. It offers an updated overview of the Title 24 Code changes for 2016.
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HVAC System AirFlow and Static Pressure Diagnostics
(June 13th, 2017)

This half day training session covers the science and application of airflow principles to the efficient operation of HVAC equipment.
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Hands on Refrigerant Charge Measurement
(June 13th, 2017)

This half day course covers the important factors of refrigerant and airflow on installation.
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Equipment Calibration: Class
(June 14th, 2017)
Equipment Calibration
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HVAC System AirFlow and Static Pressure Diagnostics
(September 27th, 2017)

This half day training session covers the science and application of airflow principles to the efficient operation of HVAC equipment.
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Equipment Calibration: Class
(September 28th, 2017)
Equipment Calibration
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Hands on Refrigerant Charge Measurement
(September 28th, 2017)

This half day course covers the important factors of refrigerant and airflow on installation.
Read more »


Building Energy Science w/MI-BEST (Day 1)
(November 27th, 2017)
A comprehensive, hands-on 5-day series of building science trainings for: HERS Raters, BPI Contractors, Energy Auditors, Energy Analysts, Architects, Builders and Building Professionals, HVAC Contractors and Technicians, Utility Program Sponsors, Facility and Energy Managers, and Building Officials. Each class in this series may be taken individually. The series is conducted over 5 consecutive days.
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Building Energy Science w/MI-BEST (Day 2)
(November 28th, 2017)
A comprehensive, hands-on 5-day series of building science trainings for: HERS Raters, BPI Contractors, Energy Auditors, Energy Analysts, Architects, Builders and Building Professionals, HVAC Contractors and Technicians, Utility Program Sponsors, Facility and Energy Managers, and Building Officials. Each class in this series may be taken individually. The series is conducted over 5 consecutive days.
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Building Energy Science w/MI-BEST (Day 3)
(November 29th, 2017)
A comprehensive, hands-on 5-day series of building science trainings for: HERS Raters, BPI Contractors, Energy Auditors, Energy Analysts, Architects, Builders and Building Professionals, HVAC Contractors and Technicians, Utility Program Sponsors, Facility and Energy Managers, and Building Officials. Each class in this series may be taken individually. The series is conducted over 5 consecutive days.
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Building Energy Science w/MI-BEST (Day 4)
(November 30th, 2017)
A comprehensive, hands-on 5-day series of building science trainings for: HERS Raters, BPI Contractors, Energy Auditors, Energy Analysts, Architects, Builders and Building Professionals, HVAC Contractors and Technicians, Utility Program Sponsors, Facility and Energy Managers, and Building Officials. Each class in this series may be taken individually. The series is conducted over 5 consecutive days.
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Building Energy Science w/MI-BEST (Day 5)
(December 1st, 2017)
A comprehensive, hands-on 5-day series of building science trainings for: HERS Raters, BPI Contractors, Energy Auditors, Energy Analysts, Architects, Builders and Building Professionals, HVAC Contractors and Technicians, Utility Program Sponsors, Facility and Energy Managers, and Building Officials. Each class in this series may be taken individually. The series is conducted over 5 consecutive days.
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Online class registration closes approximately 48 hours prior to the day of class. If you would like to register, please e-mail: Kathleen.armstrong@clearesult.com. Thank you.

Testimonials

“Cal Poly's motto is "Learn By Doing," and the Advanced Rater Training program provides my students the best opportunity to learn thermodynamics hands-on with their fully instrumented refrigeration system. My students not only learn the theory- they learn how to apply it and build confidence in their abilities. Thank you so much!”

Melinda E. Keller, P.E.
Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department
California Polytechnic State University/San Luis Obispo

 

“I consider the training provided to be relevant, up to date, and a necessary complement to the trade skills sets we provide in our curriculum. While our focus is entry level, the training provided raised the knowledge and skills sets to the next level.”

Luis Aguilar
National Director of Education
Center for Employment Training (CET)

 

“The hands-on training that I received through Building Science with MI-BEST exceeded in quality and comprehensiveness all of the training that I received in 4 years training combined.”

Stanford A Rollins, Principal - 1 Earth HERS Raters - Corona, CA

 

Wollin Group Sierra Building Science ClearResults BMI
The HERS Advanced Rater Training Program is funded by California utility customers and administered by Southern California Gas Company (The Gas Company SM) under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission, through a contract awarded to Conservation Services Group and now implemented by CLEAResult. California customers who choose to participate in this program are not obligated to purchase any additional services offered by the contractor. The trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.
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