Rater Requirements

  • HERS raters must complete a participation agreement to submit homes and receive incentives through PECO New Home Rebates.
  • Submissions must be completed and reported by an eligible and certified HERS rater under an approved HERS Provider.
  • HERS raters must remain in good standing, and maintain a “Passing” quality assurance score, to submit homes to PECO New Home Rebates.
  • All submissions of incentive and participation applications will be through the approved online submission process.
  • Each home must be ENERGY STAR certified or at least 20 percent more energy efficient than current codes and federal standards require, as documented by a HERS rating.
  • Incentive applications will be made by the HERS rater on behalf of the builder via the Compass tracking system, which will accept uploads of energy models and calculate the associated savings and incentive value.
  • All applications must be made via PSD’s Compass software platform and must include:
    • The REM/Rate .blg file for the home from REM/Rate 16.1.1
    • The .mdb file generated from REM/Rate 16.1.1
    • The final HERS Rating or ENERGY STAR Certification Date.
    • The PECO electric meter number
  • Smart Thermostat submissions will need to include a geotagged photo of each thermostat as installed with the make, model, and serial number.
  • PECO New Home Rebates will verify quarterly that each home submitted by participating Raters has also been submitted to their HERS provider to meet all of RESNET’s national standards. This process ensures that participating raters are undergoing not only PECO New Homes’ QA, but QA as required by their Accredited HERS Provider Agreements.