TO:†††††††††††††††††††††††† BERS Raters

DATE:††††††††††††††††††† June 17, 2013

FROM:††††††††††††††††† Mo Madani, Planning Manager

Building Codes and Standards Office, Florida Department and Business and Professional Regulation (the Department)

SUBJECT:†††††††††††† HB 269 Ė Repealing the Departmentís Oversight toward the BERS

Please be advised that HB 269 repeals/eliminates the Departmentís responsibility to adopt, update and maintain a statewide uniform Building Energy-efficiency Rating System (BERS), effective July 1, 2013.The bill delegates the training and certification of raters to various nationally recognized energy rating programs (Residential Energy Services Network, Commercial Energy Services Network, Building Performance Institute and Florida Solar Energy Center).

As of July 1, 2013, the Departmentís training and certification program for raters will be discontinued. Therefore, we advise that BERS energy raters currently certified by the Department who would like to continue their certification contact one or more of the appropriate rating programs.††


Residential Energy Services Network

Web site:

Address: PO Box 4561, Oceanside, CA 92052-4561


Telephone Number: (760) 806-3448


Commercial Energy Services Network

Web site:

Address: 1601 Broadway Street, Vancouver, WA 98663



Building Performance Institute


Address: 107 Hermes Road, Suite 110, Malta, NY 12020


Telephone Number: (877) 274-1274


Florida Solar Energy Center

Web site:

Address: 1679 Clearlake Road, Cocoa, FL 32922-5703


Telephone Number: (321) 638-1401


Should you need more information regarding this matter, please contact the Office of Codes and Standards at (850) 487-1824 or email Mo Madani at