This webinar will introduce participants to RESNET’s Home Energy Rating System (HERS). With nearly 3 million homes being HERS Rated and the addition of more than 200,000 rated homes each year; HERS is the gold standard for rating a home’s energy use. Attendees will learn how a home energy rating works and the process for conducting one. In addition, attendees will learn how RESNET’s HERS Index is used to support green building, energy efficiency and utility programs as well as building energy codes. This webinar will also introduce RESNET’s standard for grading the installation of insulation and explain how it can impact HERS Index scores. With more than 6,000 builders getting their homes HERS Rated last year, insulation professionals need to understand the HERS Index and how it can impact their work and their business.

Ryan Meres has 15 years of experience in energy and water efficiency, energy policy and building energy codes and has worked at the Federal, state, and local level. As the Program Director for RESNET, Ryan currently leads numerous programs, including implementation of RESNET’s HERSH2O whole-house water efficiency rating; as well as initiatives to get energy and water efficiency valued in the real estate transaction process. Ryan got started in the energy efficiency industry as an EarthCraft House Technical Advisor, working with builders in the Atlanta metro area to make their homes more energy efficient. Ryan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the Savannah College of Art and Design and lives in upstate New York with his wife and their three children.

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