HERS step by step process

 

Where to start

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Need to provide HERS documentation for a residential change out or alteration but don't know where to start? Has the responsibility for HERS ratings for your company recently fallen into your lap and need a guide on what to do? Read the following and refer back often until data registration becomes as simple as checking your e-mail.

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Step Zero: Create an account

 

To create any documentation you will need to have an account with a HERS provider. For more information on HERS providers and HERS raters click here. Anchors Aweigh Energy LLC is currently registered with CalCERTS as a HERS rater. Our company number at CalCERTS is 1896. If you do not have an account with CalCERTS, you will need to create one first. Creating an account is free and should take less than five minutes if you have your company information close by. Click here to go to CalCERTS to create your account.

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After your account is created, you may give signature authority to Anchors Aweigh Energy to complete your compliance documentation on your behalf. Call Anchors Aweigh Energy LLC at 858-254-1189 to discuss simultaneous testing and compliance documentation registration. Keep in mind that after July 1st, 2014, HERS raters will no longer be able to enter information into the HERS registry on a contractors behalf.  

 

Step One: Create project and agree to comply with Title 24

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Once you have created your account and received your log in credentials from CalCERTS, you will need to create your job in the CalCERTS registry. Creating your job in the registry essentially is a declaration that the work which is going to be performed will be in compliance with Title 24. Once logged into your account on the CalCERTS website, you will need to create the project by clicking the projects tab on the left side of the screen, then the Alterations-Residential tab. On the Alterations-Residential page click the green plus button by the correct year standards and enter the job information in as required.

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Once all the job information has been entered, an unofficial CF-1R-HVAC-ALT will be created with the required HERS testing listed on the CF-1R-HVAC-ALT from the CalCERTS website. This is what is required by Title 24 to pull the permit from the local jurisdiction to perform the work. Many times the local jurisdiction does not require the proper paperwork when issuing the permit. Even if the local jurisdiction issues the permit without requiring the registered compliance documentation, it will still be required before HERS documentation can be produced.

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Now that the initial compliance documentation has been created on the HERS providers web site, the required testing will be listed on the CF-1R-HVAC-ALT as on the screen print above. 

 

If HERS testing is required then you may assign a HERS rater to the project you have just created through the project web page.

 

Step Two: Pull the permit

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Now that you have created the unofficial CF-1R-HVAC-ALT, you can print it out and take it to the building department to request a permit. You will not be able to proceed any further with the project in the HERS registry until a permit number, permit date and jurisdiction has been updated. Once this information has been updated in the registry, the CF-1R-HVAC-ALT becomes official.

 

Step Three: Perform the installation and commission system

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The work is now performed with close attention being paid to the items which will be inspected or tested. After the work has been completed, there are two options to finish out the compliance documentation. Every alteration requires an installation certificate from the installing contractor. If the installing contractor possess the required test equipment then they will test their own installation and enter the test results into the HERS registry. Once their test results have been recorded, the HERS rater comes back out to the home and repeats the tests to verify the information entered by the installing contractor.

 

Step Four: HERS rater verify compliance

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Very few contractors own or have access to the diagnostic test equipment required to properly test an HVAC installation for Title 24 compliance. Because of this fact the practice of simultaneous testing is allowed. Simultaneous testing is where the HERS rater performs the testing and the same test results are used for both the installation certificate for the contractor and on the field verification by the HERS rater. Once the HERS rater has completed their data collection and the test results are with in the compliance margin, the system is considered to have passed and is ready for final inspection by the local jurisdiction.

 

Step Five: Call the local jurisdiction for final inspection.

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Anchors Aweigh Energy LLC can handle all of your compliance documentation needs from initial registration to field verification and diagnostic testing. Give us a call today to discuss your project. 858-254-1189.

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