Who is RESNET?

RESNET Logo The Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) was founded in 1995 as an independent, non-profit organization committed to helping homeowners reduce the cost of their utility bills by making their homes more energy efficient.

RESNET is responsible for creating the national training and certification standards for HERS Raters and Home Energy Survey Professionals, both of which are recognized by federal government agencies such as the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. mortgage industry.

What is RESNET?

The Residential Energy Services Network or RESNET is a not-for-profit, membership corporation that is governed by a board of 20 (who are elected by membership).

RESNET is a recognized national standards-making body for building energy efficiency rating and certification systems in the United States involving:

Who Recognizes RESNET's Standards?

RESNET's standards are recognized by a number of industry organizations and government bodies including:

  • Builders for marketing the energy performance of their homes
  • Contractors to tap the emerging retrofit market
  • Federal government agencies:
  • IRS for tax credit qualification
  • U.S. EPA for ENERGY STAR labeled homes
  • U.S. DOE for Building America and National Builders Challenge programs
  • 2015 IECC as a Code Compliance Option