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As a RESNET HESP, you'll be qualified to conduct a walk-through assessment of a home's general energy performance and make basic recommendations for improvements or further analysis. The course covers all the foundational building energy and construction science to begin a career as a home energy professional.

This 16-hour RESNET HOME ENERGY SURVEY PROFESSIONAL (HESP) course will prepare you for the RESNET Home Energy Survey Professional (HESP) Certification Exam. The course is divided into 10 sessions and covers all the foundational building energy and construction science to begin a career as a home energy professional. An HESP is qualified to conduct a walk-through assessment of the general energy performance problems and make basic recommendations for improvements or further analysis. 

This course is BPI recognized for 12 BPI CEUs.

Add energy surveys to your contracting business, and start a career as a home energy survey professional.


Please Note:  This course also serves as the first part (16 of the 34 hours) of the BPI Analyst Workshop and the first 2-days of HERS Rater training.


    Topics To Be Covered Include:

    • Minimum Home Energy Survey inspected features and report requirements
    • Basics of heat transfer concepts, Building performance testing and Air distribution leakage
    • Calculating gross and net areas
    • Definitions, Energy terminology and Energy Units
    • Basic Combustion Appliance concerns
    • Basics of envelope leakage, thermal bypass and thermal bridging
    • Determining envelope insulation, quality and recommended levels by climate zone
    • Determining HVAC, appliance and window/door efficiencies
    • Determining shading and building orientation characteristics
    • Determining thermal boundaries
    • The House as a System - Basics of measure interaction, expected life and bundling for optimal performance


    Who should participate in this training?

    Home inspectors, appraisers; Contractors - HVAC, insulation, windows and doors, air sealing, roofing, handyman, remodelers, duct cleaning and/or replacement; as well as those interested in a new career.

    Prerequisites: None; some knowledge of residential construction practices is beneficial.

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    GreenTraining USA specializes in both online learning, as well as hands-on training in real-world settings. Our video professor never skips a topic, never stumbles over an explanation, never cancels class and never has a bad day. Learn at your own speed; repeat any sessions you didn't understand the first time. An instructor is just a phone call away! Begin the online sessions immediately; no need to wait for a class date. After completing the online sessions, some courses offer the option to attend an interactive, in-the-field workshop led by an experienced practitioner. We combine real-world expertise with best practices to deliver material in a way that ensures most students pass their certification exams the very FIRST time! Our instructors have audited and weatherized over 1000 homes, and draw upon their practical experience to train you for success in this business. Many of our courses will prepare you for multiple certifications at the same time. Get access to energy audit software, innovative marketing strategies, and turn-key business solutions through GreenTraining USA's exciting programs.

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