HouseRater utilizes the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) EnergyPlus™ modeling engine to generate modeling results through NREL’s OpenStudio-ERI.
And HouseRater is the required inspection/modeling software for ENERGY STAR and Zero Energy Ready Homes (ZERH) verification through the industry’s newest Home Certification Organization (HCO), Building Science Institute (BSI).
As an independent software company developed by building science experts, the HouseRater app streamlines the process of performing site inspections while documenting and verifying over 1200 data points per home.
HouseRater utilizes the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) NREL EnergyPlus™ modeling engine to generate modeling results through NREL’s OpenStudio-ERI, and also integrates with Ekotrope and REM/Rate.
Since 2008, HouseRater has evolved from a solution to standardize residential new-construction energy audits to an enterprise-level rating company management software. Organizations depend on HouseRater’s single-source solution that streamlines the entire rating process, saving time, resources, and money when compared to legacy Home Certification Organization (HCO) workflows. HouseRater is tried and tested with over 12,000 projects per year and 135,000 total projects.
The HouseRater platform is trusted by Implementers and Utility Programs to evaluate energy program performance. The app standardizes the data collection for energy certification and code compliance workflows. Its customizable inspection templates, automated data validations, and geotagged photo documentation ensure the quality and accuracy of captured data.
HouseRater’s centralized database tracks utility rebate programs from enrollment to completion, allowing Utilities and Implementers to easily analyze program performance, generate program compliance certificates, and export implementation data and statistics reports.
HouseRater’s powerful and intuitive app provides a software solution to track, document, and verify energy efficiency-related data points during the building process. Since the software was designed by building science experts, it provides recommendations that help builders improve the quality, and quality control, of their products.
Energy Raters and Approved Inspectors use HouseRater to provide Builders with timely inspection feedback, building science recommendations, verifiable documentation, and third party observations right from the field.
Who is HouseRater for?
Certified Energy Raters and Approved Inspectors use HouseRater’s Mobile interface to input inspection data to verify code compliance, ENERGY STAR ERIs, HERS® Ratings, and energy or QC checklists. HouseRater merges seamlessly with and is the required inspection/modeling software for ENERGY STAR verification through the industry’s newest HCO, Building Science Institute (BSI).
Implementers and Utility Programs use HouseRater’s Web platform to access individual rating data and to evaluate/analyze energy program performance and data trends.
Builders who want to conduct their own energy checklists, or QC checks can use HouseRater’s robust guided inspection process that includes: barcode scanning, photo documentation, cloud syncing, consulting reports, checklists, custom inspections, data validations, report sending, data exports, and scheduling.
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