Home Energy Rater Overview

ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes Energy Rater Overview

Before any home can be designated as an ENERGY STAR Certified Home, a Home Energy Rating must be performed by a RESNET-certified Home Energy Rater who is additionally affiliated with a RESNET Accredited Provider. 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