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Know more. Sell more.

We want to help you market and sell energy-efficient homes. Join us for an upcoming RESNET® HERS Associate course!

What do buyers really want in a home?

Energy efficiency. Studies show 91% of homebuyers want an energy-rated home. With this increased demand, understanding energy-efficient features and the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index is essential. We can help!

Course Overview

The HERS Associate Certificate course offers a new RESNET certificate designation to provide professionals a working understanding of Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) and HERS. This program is designed for builders, realtors, code inspectors and trades who can benefit from a better understanding of how the HERS index is used in the construction and sales of new homes. Attendees will gain insight on how products and applications contribute to HERS Index scores, along with tools to market HERS Index score to consumers.


Upon successful completion of HERS Associate training and assessment you will earn:

  • An official RESNET HERS Associate certificate
  • The designation of “RESNET HERS Associate” for use on email signatures and business cards

Upcoming Course Events

What is a HERS score?

HERS is the industry standard for measuring a home’s energy efficiency. Developed by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), HERS is short for Home Energy Rating System. Similar to Miles Per Gallon (MPG), it is a great selling point to attract more home buyers. Unlike MPG where a higher score is better, with HERS, a lower score is better for the buyer. The way it works is pretty simple. But, I know you’re wondering why does it matter and what does it even have to do with me?

HERS Info Sheet

What is HERS?


HERS is the industry standard for measuring a home’s energy efficiency.

Who should attend?


Builders & Superintendents

Studies show low HERS Index homes sold for ___% more on average.



Contact Sara Caliendo with questions.

  • 919-723-1172

HERS Associate certification is provided by Southern Energy Management (SEM), in partnership with RESNET®. SEM specializes in green building consulting and verification and solar energy design and construction. We are passionate about helping builders, developers, and realtors create, market, and sell high quality and sustainable communities and buildings.

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