Bob Eipert, Certified HERS Rater
What is a Certified HERS Rater?
A certified HERS Rater (Home Energy Rating System) is an individual who has been accredited by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) - a non-profit organization founded to help homeowners reduce the cost of their utility bills by making their homes more energy efficient. HERS Raters inspect and test homes to evaluate each of the minimum rated features established by RESNET Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating.
The national training and certification standards for HERS were created by RESNET and are recognized by federal government agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Mortgage Industry.
What can Bremen Energy Auditors do for you?
- ENERGY STAR® Certification
- HERS Index Ratings and Reports
- 2009 - 2012 IECC Code Testing and Vertification
- Verification for Federal Tax Credits
- Pre-Construction Design Assistance
- Energy Efficient Mortgages (EEM)
- Energy Improvement Mortgages (EIM)
- Rebates Through KU and LG&E Electric Companies
If you are building a new home, we can assist in the design of your Dream Home to insure comfort and energy efficiency. If you are purchasing a new home, we can perform a Home Energy Inspection by a Certified HERS rater. (Knowing your homes HERS rating is like knowing your cars MPG. Don't purchase a new home without knowing the true cost of the home.)
We can also assist builders and homeowners alike with certification and training.
What is the difference between a Certified HERS Rater energy audit and other energy audits?
- Science & Technology
In the past, most energy audits included mainly weatherproofing by sealing or replacing leaky doors and windows and increasing insulation in attics.
Today, more information about energy efficiency is available than ever before. Advanced tools and equipment provide a scientific approach to saving energy.
Advanced equipment, such as blower doors, duct blasters and infrared cameras, can pinpoint problem areas and the amount of air leakage in places not previously accessible.
Certified HERS Raters also use software that has been tested and developed by U.S. National Laboratories and RESNET to prepare an Improvement Analysis Report.
The combination of the equipment, education, proven software, and local energy rates will be used to diagnosis energy improvement options as well as calculate the energy cost savings.
We can assist builders and homeowners with designing a home for comfort and energy efficiency.
ENERGY STAR® Certified New Homes
Bremen Energy Auditors, LLC is proud to provide rating services to certify new homes for the ENERGY STAR® label. The ENERGY STAR label on a home means that it has been designed and built to standards well above other homes in the market today. It means better quality, better comfort, and better durability. It also means that the home is a better value for today, and a better investment for tomorrow. The ENERGY STAR label gives homeowners the peace of mind that their home has undergone a better process for inspections, testing, and verification to ensure that it meets strict requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Learn more about ENERGY STAR certified new homes at http://www.energystar.gov/newhomes