HERS Rater_Technical Advisers for EarthCraft Virginia Projects:
EarthCraft Virginia, a common sense sustainable/energy efficient building program, developed by the Home Builders Association of Atlanta and the Southface Energy Institute. It was brought to the State of Virginia in 2006 by then-Governor Tim Kaine. Since its introduction, it has been the technical advisor for over 20,000 LiHTC multi-family units and thousands of affordable single-family homes.
- Provided quality control in home and multi-family building.
- It has introduced sustainable building practices allowing home occupants to lower their monthly housing costs.
- Worked diligently with the Virginia Housing Development Authority(www.VHDA .com) to help Virginians attain quality, affordable housing.
- Utilized HERS(Home Energy Raters) in providing the technical advice in accomplishing its goals. A HERS rater is an individual who is certified by an accredited Rating Provider to inspect and test a home in order to evaluate each of the minimum rated features and complete a Home Energy Rating according to the RESNET Standards.
RESNET(Residential Energy Services Network): www.resnet.us
EarthCraft Virginia: www.earthcraftvirginia.org