Home Energy Rater

A student installing a blower door fan during an energy rater training course

What is a Home Energy Rater?

A Home Energy Rater measures and analyzes new or existing homes to determine energy efficiency. State-certified Raters use a set of nationally accredited analysis procedures and verified software tools, such as EnergyGauge USA.

The are three different levels of Home Energy Raters:

  • Class 1 Rater: Can rate new or existing buildings using both site data and actual field performance tests of the building’s energy efficiency
  • Class 2 Rater: Can rate new or existing buildings using site audit data
  • Class 3 Rater: Can rate new buildings only using construction documents.

Note: Class 2 Raters must be certified for Class 3 as well as Class 2, and Class 1 Raters must be certified for all three classes.

Training

FSEC offers hands-on instruction to become become a certified Home Energy Rater in the state of Florida.

Learn More: FSEC’s EnergyGauge Rater Training