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Welcome to HERS Advanced Rater Training

Onsite classes have been temporarily discontinued until further notice.

SoCalGas BuildingNew streaming online classes are available.

NATE credits are available for all applicable  courses. Digital manuals are available for download. Must enroll with class link and attend full class to qualify for certificate of completion.


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July 28th, 2020

Building Science-Air Seal and Advanced Housing (Full Day)

Class 1: Learn More/Register Here

This full day session covers some Basic Building science issues, such as moisture and heat transfer, including ASHRAE 62.2. 2018 with the California Amendments (Ventilation). Air seal basics and a presentation on advanced residential and passive construction. Some video with blower door measurements using Retrotec and Energy Conservatory equipment.

July 29th, 2020

HVAC System Airflow and Static Pressure Diagnostics (Half Day)

Class 2: Learn More/Register Here

This half day class covers the science and application of airflow principles to the efficient operation of HVAC equipment. Many of the residential systems in California suffer from the inefficiencies caused by high static pressure. Included in this training is a hands-on portion designed to compare various filters, fittings and layout issues that cause high static pressures.

July 30th, 2020

EPA 608 Preparation Class (Full Day)

Class 3: Learn More/Register Here

This is a full day class including time set aside for the testing. Our training material has sections covering CORE, Type I, Type II and Universal. Separate testing fee with one on one ESCO proctor can be scheduled with the trainer at the end of the session.

Please contact us for more information.

The HERS Advanced Rater Training Program is your source for advanced HERS concepts, current building science, and industry updates 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, 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.

These quality technical sessions provide strong, hands-on training for HVAC technicians and other building professionals at no cost to attendees. Students will have the opportunity to learn HVAC quality installation and standards of typical mechanical ventilation and exhaust systems found in residential construction.

The new “Title 24, Part 6: Residential Overview” will cover upcoming new construction standards effective January 1, 2020. The 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards improve upon the 2016 Energy Standards for new construction of, and additions and alterations to, residential and nonresidential buildings.

Enrollment is limited so please sign-up early if you plan to attend. If you have questions regarding these classes, please contact:

Kathleen Armstrong, Associate Program Manager

Preview a Lesson

Watch a lesson from the online training curriculum.

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Resource Library

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