The History of HERS Index Consistency with Rob Salcido of Ekotrope

February 19, 2020, 3:30 - 4:30 PM EST

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A Home Energy Rating is a detailed audit of a residential building as defined by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) to calculate the Energy Rating Index (ERI).  These ratings have been performed on homes for over 25 years.

The rater utilizes a performance-based software accredited by RESNET for the ERI.  To become accredited, rating software must pass a suite of accuracy tests.  With multiple rating software platforms available to the industry, the issue of ERI consistency has become critical.   

This presentation explores the history of the consistency issue, software accreditation tests and how they play into inconsistency, and how RESNET is solving the consistency issue.


Robert Salcido, Founder / Principal of Salcido Solutions
Ekotrope, Boston, MA

Robert Salcido, PE, LEED AP, is a Founder / Principal with Salcido Solutions, a consulting firm specializing in software design, building science, energy modeling and building energy analysis starting in 2015. Mr. Salcido serves as the Account Manager and technical consultant for Ekotrope Rating Software. Mr. Salcido serves on the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) SDC 300 Calculations Subcommittee as well as numerous RESNET technical committees and working groups. Prior to starting Salcido Solutions, Robert was employed at Architectural Energy Corporation (AEC), a firm specializing in sustainable design and analysis of buildings as well as energy information products. Mr. Salcido had been with AEC for 11 years before AEC merged with NORESCO and has been working in the area of energy efficiency in buildings since 1992. He has a Bachelors degree in Environmental Resources Engineering as well as a Masters in Civil Engineering. He is also a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado. Mr. Salcido was the Director and Project Manager for the REM/Rate Home Energy Rating Software and the REM/Design Home Energy Analysis Software

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