Why get certified as an ENERGY STAR verifier?
Third party verification is a central component of the ENERGY STAR program and gives homebuyers confidence that their new homes are energy efficient.
Partnering with ENERGY STAR is an opportunity for HERS Raters to expand their service offerings beyond providing Title 24 inspections or individual performance tests (e.g., blower door tests). HERS Raters can become an invaluable asset to their clients and provide guiding value throughout the ENERGY STAR process.
Why verify ENERGY STAR with CHEERS?
Several good reasons!
- It’s FREE! ENERGY STAR documentation, project certification, and EPA reporting are all provided through CHEERS at no cost.
- CHEERS automatically runs the project energy file (CF-1R) through CBECC-Res 2016.3.1 to verify a 10%+ compliance margin or delta EDR of 3+ points. Otherwise, the builder or energy consultant needs to verify this with a separate energy simulation. Save your builder time & money!
- All of the ENERGY STAR Rater checklists can be easily completed through the CHEERS Registry. They are stored and available to send to your builder at any time.
- CHEERS is the only HERS Provider also approved as an EPA WaterSense HCO, making CHEERS your one-stop-shop for EPA efficiency programs in California.