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Upcoming HERS Associate Courses

The HERS Associate course will provide attendees with a greater understanding of what it takes to design a high performance, energy efficient home.

Upcoming HERS Associate Courses

EEBA will be offering the new HERS Associate course ("An Introduction to the HERS Index & IECC Compliance") in Atlanta and Raleigh during the month of May, and in June in Denver. The class is geared towards (but not limited to) builders, realtors, designers, architects, new home salespeople, manufacturing representatives, and sustainability students who are not certified HERS Raters.

Mike Barcik, Technical Principal at Southface Institute, will lead the day-long, 3-part course introducing attendees to the HERS Index and exploring how it’s used to comply with the building code.

"I really enjoy teaching this class. It covers the basic content of the energy code and demonstrates methods of compliance," says Barcik. "It also demonstrates how the HERS index is determined and how the Rating industry can help builders achieve code compliance and receive credit for beyond-code measures."

Each class will begin with basic Building Science principles and how they relate to the Performance Path option in the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). Participants will be introduced to the HERS Index and also spend time learning about the strategies and tools used by HERS Raters to produce a HERS Index Score, and how manipulating various construction assemblies effect the Score.

At the end of the course, those interested in earning RESNET's HERS Associate designation will (for an additional fee) have the opportunity to take a brief test and, upon passing, receive the designation certificate.

The HERS Associate course is approved for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) with the following organizations: AIA/CES (HSW), BPI, ICC, NARI, NAHB, and NATE.

Atlanta - May 15, 2018 (Registration Deadline: May 14)
Southface - Home Depot Training Center, 241 Pine Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Session: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (Registration opens 8:00 am)
Registration: $175 after 5/8 | Optional: $45 fee for the HERS Associate Designation (pay when registering, or on-site by credit card or check made payable to “EEBA”)

Raleigh - May 31, 2018 (Registration Deadline: May 30)
Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County, 5580 Centerview Drive, Suite 115, Raleigh, NC 27606
Session: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (Registration opens 8:30 am)
Registration: $160; $175 after 5/24 | Optional: $75 fee for the HERS Associate Designation (pay when registering, or on-site by credit card or check made payable to "EEBA")

Denver - June 14, 2018 (Registration Deadline: June 12)
Metro Denver HBA, 9033 E Easter Place, Suite 200, Centennial, CO 80112
Session: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (Registration opens at 8:00 am)
Registration: $190; $200 after 6/7 | Optional: $45 fee for the HERS Associate Designation (pay when registering, or on-site by credit card or check made payable to "EEBA")

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