The GreenHome Institute - "Using a Web-based Home Energy Rating Score (HERS) for Improved Efficiency or LEED Success" - Free CEU


start time: Jun 28, 2017 12:00:00 PM EDT

end time: Jun 28, 2017 1:15:00 PM EDT

About this Event

Event Details

This webinar will start with an interactive discussion about the future of cloud-based rating software. We will discuss the key capabilities and how they affect the lives of raters and providers (as described by current users). These features include more efficient rating processes, more control over libraries, enhanced support, and the potential for offering new services to builders.

The discussion will be followed by a demo of an example of cloud-based HERS Rating Tool.

During this discussion, we will briefly discuss the benefits of HERS index and how it utilized for LEED V4 Lowrise credits. 

The target audience includes HERS raters and HERS providers. Builders, architects, developers, parts manufacturers and utility administrators/implementers that are interested in code compliance, energy usage optimization or are just interested in learning about the newest technology in the market are welcome to attend as well.

Prior knowledge of HERS rating process will be ideal although attendees with no prior experience will be able to follow and understand.

Lessons Learned

1. Learn about the ins and outs of energy rating cloud-based technology
2. Articulate the basics of how the HERS index reduces homeowner costs and improves LEED V4 BD+C EA Credits 
3. Know the requirements of HERS for code, energy, Passive House and LEED V4 BD+C EA Prereq
4. Know where to get more information on generating easy ratings using the LEED Energy budget 


Continuing Education Units (CEUS)

  • PHIUS (Pending)
  • AIA(HSW)
  • NARI Green
  • Certified Green Professional (CGP)
  • AIBD
  • Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP)
  • May be applicable to your state-based design or contractor license*



Ziv Rozenblum is a co-founder and CEO of Ekotrope. Ziv is an industry executive (HP, Archibus, Israeli Air Force) with over 20 years of experience in R&D and business capacities. Ziv's experience includes defining, building and leading a multi-million dollar solution for managing buildings and energy systems. Ziv holds an M.S. in Engineering and Management from MIT Sloan, M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Tel-Aviv University, B.S., Cum Laude, in Mechanical Engineering from the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology) and B.A., Cum Laude, in Computer Science from Bar-Ilan University. Ziv lives happily in Boston, MA with his wife and three young kids and enjoys scuba diving, reading and hiking. When he was much younger he was a professional basketball trainer and scaled Mount Kenya (the second highest mountain in Africa).

Nick Sisler is a Founder and Lead Engineer at Ekotrope.  He helped lead the development effort to establish Ekotrope as a RESNET accredited HERS rating software and is working hard to make Ekotrope the best HERS Rating tool around.  He has also worked with some of the largest builders in the country to help improve their energy design strategies and better sell and market the energy efficiency of their homes.  Nick earned his Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT with a minor in Energy Studies and a thesis on A Systems Analysis of Consumer Energy Decisions.  Nick's parents run a residential construction company in Vermont where he worked in high school.

Rob Salcido is Ekotrope's Customer Success Manager. He has over 23 years of experience in building energy efficiency, energy modeling, performance testing, energy auditing and verification. Rob worked at Architectural Energy Corporation (AEC) and then NORESCO from 1999 to 2015 as a Senior Engineer and Director of the REM/Rate Software, delivering innovative software and superior customer services. Before AEC/NORESCO, Rob worked for EUA Cogenex as an HVAC engineer serving energy auditing and energy service construction projects. Rob is the founder of Salcido Solutions LLC where his goal is to assist companies to push their products and services while providing superb customer service and building solid relationships.

Event organizer

Rusty Hudnet Office Coordinator