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CHEERS Receives NSHP v10 Approval from CEC

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June 21, 2017

We are excited to announce that CHEERS has been approved for New Solar Homes Partnership Tenth Edition (NSHP v10)! This is in addition to our existing Ninth Edition (NSHP v9) approval. Existing CHEERS NSHP v9 Raters can take our NSHP v10 Update Course for FREE:

Tired of being nickel-and-dimed for every little thing? Take advantage of our simple, all-inclusive Title 24 and NSHP certificate pricing!

Take advantage of this pricing and ensure a smooth NSHP reimbursement process. Use the CHEERS Registry for your project's Title 24 and NSHP documentation. This is a requirement of the NSHP program.

CHEERS NSHP Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Q - I'm NSHP v9 certified with CHEERS, what do I need to do?
  • A - Complete our online NSHP v10 update course.
  • Q - I'm NSHP v9 certified with another Provider. How do I get CHEERS NSHP v10 certified?
  • A - You need to be a CHEERS Rater. Take a Challenge Exam to be CHEERS certified for 2013 and 2016 codes. Then complete our online NSHP v10 update course.
  • Q - I'm NSHP v10 certified with another provider. How do I get CHEERS NSHP v10 certified?
  • A - Simply provide us with your v10 certification docs from the other Provider. Email us at adminsupport@CHEERS.org.

Free WISE 2017 Forums Focus on the “How To” of High Performance Installation

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May 2017

High Performance Walls and Attics are requirements in California’s 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, creating challenges for the state’s homebuilding industry.
Funded by the California Energy Commission’s Electric Program Incentive Charge (EPIC) Program, the Workforce Instruction for Standards and Efficiency (WISE) is a training and education program designed to support the transition of California’s new residential buildings towards High Performance Attic (HPA) and High Performance Wall (HPW) construction practices.
Registration is FREE - Presenters will include product manufacturers, energy consultants, utilities and representatives from the California Energy Commission. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.
Builders and installation contractors are invited to come learn about different products and techniques that can be used to comply with California’s current Title 24 standards, including information on installation, jobsite training opportunities and advanced home design.

New CHEERS 6 Minute CF1R Training Video

Mar. 21 2017

As more contractors are entering their own CF1Rs into the CHEER Registry, we have created a new 6 minute concise instructional video on how to create a CF1R. Please take a moment to click the link below and watch this short video.

If you have questions, please contact: adminsupport@CHEERS.org or call 1-800-424-3377

CHEERS 2016 Signature of Authority Form Now Available

Jan. 10 2017

CHEERS has automated the Signature of Authority (SOA) Process! No longer do builders/contractors need to hand sign and mail back SOA forms. Follow this simple process to request Signature of Authority from your builder/contractor:

  1. Once logged into CHEERS, go to “my profile” at the top right of the page
  2. Select the Signature Approval Tab
  3. Select Request Signing Authority
  4. Select Company from the dropdown list, Authorizing Individual and Document types
  5. Your builder/contractor will be notified of the request. They will log into CHEERS and confirm or deny your approval electronically
  6. Once approved, your user profile will be updated to show all Signing Authorities

This CHEERS enhancement is based on your feedback! We value your input and will do everything we can to make your process easier and more efficient. Never hesitate to reach out with suggestions.

If you have questions, please contact: adminsupport@CHEERS.org or call 1-800-424-3377

CHEERS Approved For 2016 Standards

Dec. 14 2016

Today CHEERS was approved today by the California Energy Commission as a 2016 California Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Program provider. The entire staff at CHEERS looks forward to working with you. Just let us know what we can do to support you and we are always happy to help!

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Project Transfers

To transfer projects to CHEERS please contact:
adminsupport@CHEERS.org
1-800-424-3377 | Office

FREE CHEERS 2016 HERS Registration and Training

Existing CHEERS 2013 HERS Raters

The FREE 2016 Update Certification Training and the Certification Exam is Available Online.
to take a FREE CHEERS 2016 Training and Certification online class

Non-CHEERS 2013 HERS Raters

If you are a current 2013 HERS Rater certified with another approved 2016 HERS Provider, please contact Bob Johnson to take a FREE 2016 Challenge Exam:

Bob Johnson
CHEERS Business Development Manager
(559) 308-6045 | Mobile
rjohnson@CHEERS.org

All Other Users

CHEERS 2013 Registered

Do nothing. Your account information has been automatically updated for the 2016 Standards.

New to CHEERS

(no cost) with CHEERS.

CABEC Brown Bag Series presents CHEERS Registry Overview and Training

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Nov. 30 2016

EVENT: Robb Starr, CHEERS Training Program Manager & Technical Support Specialist presents a webinar to review basic CHEERS 2013/2016 registry navigation.

CEC Recommends CHEERS as a HERS Provider for 2016

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Nov. 21 2016

The California Energy Commission staff will recommend that CHEERS be approved as a HERS Provider for the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards by the full Commission at the December 14, 2016, Business Meeting.

A copy of the Executive Director's recommendation for CHEERS is available on the HERS Provider 2016 application docket 16-HERS-01 at:

CHEERS thanks you for your patience during the approval process. An email will be sent to within the next few days to explain the 2016 Rater certification process.

For additional help please contact Bob Johnson, Business Development Manager (559.308.6045 rjohnson@CHEERS.org) and he would be happy to assist you with any requests you may have.

IHACI's 37th Annual Trade Show

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Nov. 16, 2016

EVENT: Come join CHEERS at IHACI's 37th Annual Trade Show. Recognized as the largest HVAC/R/SM Performance Contracting trade show in the west by HVAC corporations throughout the United States. Free of Charge.




Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Show Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Pasadena Convention Center
300 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101

Visit CHEERS at Booth #521

CEC Blue Print New 2013 Home Energy Rating System Provider

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July-Aug 2016

ARTICLE: The California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) has approved ConSol Home Energy Efficiency Rating Services (CHEERS) as a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Provider under the 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Energy Standards). CHEERS is authorized to train and certify HERS raters for field verification and diagnostic testing for newly constructed, additions, and alterations to residential buildings.

CABEC Brown Bag Series presents the 45L Federal Tax Credit Program

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Sept. 14, 2016

EVENT: Francene DuPre, Director of Sales & Marketing at CHEERS will be providing details on the 45L Federal 45L Energy Efficient Tax Credit including:

  • Eligibility Requirements for the $2000/Unit 45L Federal Tax Credit
  • 45L Certified Software
  • CHEERS 45L Certification Process, Support and Free Reviews

CHEERS Approved For 2013 Standards

CHEERS was approved by the California Energy Commission as a 2013 California Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Program provider.

Project Transfers

To transfer projects to CHEERS please contact:
adminsupport@CHEERS.org
1-800-424-3377 | Office

Registration and Training

Below are the details on how to register with CHEERS for the 2013 Standards. Should you have any questions or requests please Contact Us and we would be happy to assist you.

HERS RATERS

2013 CalCERTS certified & 2008 CHEERS certified

to take a free challenge exam.

2013 CalCERTS certified & New to CHEERS

with CHEERS.

to take a free challenge exam.

2008 CHEERS certified

for CHEERS 2013 certification online class.

for a CHEERS 2013 certification test.

ALL OTHER USERS

CHEERS Registered

Do nothing. Your account information has been automatically updated for the 2013 Standards.

New to CHEERS

(no cost) with CHEERS.

45L Builder Energy Efficient New Homes Federal Tax Credit Extended for 2015-2016

On December 18, 2015 President Obama signed into law the extension of several expired tax provisions including the 45L $2000 per dwelling unit Energy Efficient New Homes Tax Credit for eligible units sold or leased by the end of 2016. The tax credit is retroactive for 2015 projects. Builders and developers can claim this credit for dwelling units (homes and apartments) completed and sold or leased/rented in 2015. The 45L tax credit can be claimed retroactively for up to three years.

The 45L requirements and the CHEERS certification process remain unchanged:

  • Single family and multi-family projects up to 3 stories
  • Dwelling units must be 50% above the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). The CEC’s Title 24 energy code is significantly more stringent than the IECC code which therefore makes the 45L tax credit very accessible to California builders
  • EnergyPro version 4.7 software is used to generate the energy savings calculations
  • Energy features are inspected and verified by a HERS rater (45L Eligible Certifier)
  • 45L certificate verifying certified software, % above code, and signed by HERS rater who verified the energy features
  • Register the 45L certificates with CHEERS, an approved HERS registry for quality assurance
  • Dwelling units are sold, leased or rented between 2012-2016

Please see 45L Tax Credit FAQ

The 45L registration process with CHEERS, a California HERS registry, is simple. CHEERS is here to help you understand and navigate the 45L FTC certification process including:

  • A review of any project at no cost to you - CHEERS will do all the upfront work, savings you time and money! If a project does not qualify we will work with you to see what we can do to help qualify the project.
  • EnergyPro 4.7 software support - you call CHEERS first and we get you answers same day!
  • Company contact info listed on CHEERS website as a 45L HERS company

Just let us know what we can do to support you and we are happy to help! If you have questions, please contact:

Francene DuPre
CHEERS Director of Sales
(209) 351-5576
FDuPre@CHEERS.org

-or-

Bob Johnson
CHEERS Business Development Manager
(559) 308-6045
RJohnson@CHEERS.org

Contact CHEERS Support

adminsupport@CHEERS.org

1-800-424-3377 | Office

1-800-377-6251 | Fax

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