The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) program is one of California’s primary Energy Code (Title 24, Part 6) implementation tools. Developed and overseen by the California Energy Commission (CEC), the HERS program uses third-party energy inspection professionals (HERS Raters) to verify and document compliance with California energy code.
Under the HERS program, trained and certified HERS Raters evaluate a home’s insulation, ductwork, heating and cooling system, windows, and other factors that affect energy consumption.
A HERS rating can be used to determine eligibility for various energy efficiency incentives, rebates, tax credits, and financing options. It can also help homeowners prioritize energy efficiency upgrades to maximize energy savings and reduce their carbon footprint.
Overall, the HERS program is a key component of California’s efforts to promote energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the residential sector.