The table provides guidance for RESNET Raters and Providers on selecting the correct EnergyGauge USA version for use based on the initial or projected rating date following RESNET Requirement.

 

EnergyGauge USA Version
EnergyGauge USA Release Date
New Ratings Performed On Or Before
RESNET Standard
3.1.02
10/3/2013
6/23/2015
2013
4.0.00
4/24/2015
8/24/2015
2013
4.0.01
6/25/2015
5/31/2016
2013
5.0.03
3/31/2016
8/20/2016
2013
5.1.00
6/20/2016
8/30/2016
2013
 or 2014 (required after 1/1/2017)

5.1.01
6/30/2016
N/A
2013
 or 2014 (required after 1/1/2017)

5.1.02
8/4/2016
N/A
2013
 or 2014 (required after 1/1/2017)

5.1.03
1/3/2017
N/A
2013
 or 2014 (required after 1/1/2017)

5.1.04
6/7/2017
N/A
2013
 or 2014 (required after 1/1/2017)

7.0.00
12/17/20
N/A
ANSI/RESNET/ICC 301-2019 (required on homes permitted on or after 1/1/2022)
7.0.01
4/13/21
N/A
ANSI/RESNET/ICC 301-2019 (required on homes permitted on or after 1/1/2022)
7.0.03
9/21/21
N/A
ANSI/RESNET/ICC 301-2019 (required on homes permitted on or after 1/1/2022)
7.0.05
3/25/22
N/A
ANSI/RESNET/ICC 301-2019 (required on homes permitted on or after 1/1/2022)

MINHERS Addendum 50 HERS Modeler

RESNET Requirements


RESNET Standards- Continuous Maintenance Version


105  HERS Rating Software


105.1  Accreditation


All HERS Software Tools shall be accredited by RESNET based on compliance with the test criteria specified in the most current version of RESNET Publication 002 and Chapter 3 of MINHERS


105.1.1  Changes to the requirements of publication 002 shall be governed by RESNET’s Standards Development Committee 300.


105.2  Version Requirement


For the purposes of conducting Home Energy Ratings, as defined in these Standards, all users of RESNET Accredited Software shall use the most current version of one of the RESNET Accredited Software Tools listed in the “National Registry of Accredited Rating Software Programs” posted on the RESNET website.


105.3  Rating Software Changes


When a new version of an Approved Software Rating Tool is released, the new version shall be used for Ratings on Dwelling Units or Sleeping Units with a Building Permit Date on and after the following timelines:


i. The 6-month anniversary of the software release date,


ii. If the software version was released in response to an amendment, the Mandatory Compliance Date determined pursuant to section 502.5,


iii. A date specified by the RESNET Board of Directors.


Alternatively, the date of the Certified HERS Rater’s or RFI's first site visit, the date of the application of the permit, or the date of the contract on the home is permitted to be used as the Building Permit Date.


105.4  Software Technical Appeals


105.4.1  Technical appeals for software tools shall be submitted to the RESNET Standing Software Consistency Committee (SCC) for resolution. Software accreditation shall not be delayed due to a 

Software Technical Appeal.


HERS Update to Standard ANSI/RESNET/ICC 301-2019


MINHERS Addendum 42 adopted Standard ANSI/RESNET/ICC 301-2019 to replace Standard ANSI/RESNET/ICC 301-2014 as the basis for calculation of the HERS rating. Addendum 42 currently allows voluntary use of RESNET accredited software based on Standard 301-2019 and will require use of Standard 301-2019 on January 1, 2022. See the section 502.3.2 definition for Mandatory Compliance Date.


Standard Revision MINHERS Addendum 50 HERS Modeler 


MINHERS Addendum 50 HERS Modeler, implements a RESNET Board of Directors policy requiring that all persons using Accredited Software Tools to develop HERS ratings must be certified to use that software. The Addendum requires: development of a core curriculum for use in HERS Modeler training; HERS Modeler training by approved Training Providers; HERS Modeler demonstration of proficiency in the use of each Accredited Software Tool they use to develop HERS ratings, and; HERS Modeler certification by a HERS Provider.