Rater Field Guide Updates

Be sure that your homes (especially those with dual fuel heat pumps) are getting proper rebates. Also, a quick note about the RESNET standard for rater-verification of building characteristics.

The guidance/reminders below have been added to the Rater Field Guide:

Builder Verified Items
All items in a submitted home energy model must be field verified by a rater in accordance with Section 5.1.4 of ANSI/RESNET/ICC 301-2014. This includes lighting, appliances, and ceiling insulation.

Work-arounds require that the home's HERO Performance report be generated with the "true-to-life" equipment modeled. The file submitted for rebate payment should include the work-around modelling described above. Be sure to include a note in REM/Rate about the inclusion of work-arounds.