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Energy Rater Overview

New York ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes Energy Rater Overview

Before any home can be designated as a New York ENERGY STAR Certified Home, a Home Energy Rating must be performed by a RESNET-certified Home Energy Rater who is additionally a NYSERDA partner. Builders must request the rater serve as their third-party verifier to evaluate the overall energy efficiency of a home based on:

  • Insulation levels
  • Heating and cooling system efficiency
  • Air tightness
  • Windows
  • Appliances and lighting
Last Updated: 10/02/2012