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The New Solar Homes Partnership (NSHP)

Published on: May 16, 2017

The New Solar Homes Partnership (NSHP)
Program is Available through CalCERTS!

CalCERTS is pleased to announce that we have been formally approved as a HERS Provider for the New NSHP Program for the 2016 Standards. The latest version of the NSHP Program was adopted by the California Energy Commission on March 8, 2017 and the 10th edition of the Guidebook is available here. CalCERTS is the first HERS Provider approved to register projects under the new program.
Secure your NSHP Reservation and complete the Registration Process while funding is still available.
CalCERTS is now accepting projects for the New Solar Homes Partnership Guidebook – Tenth Edition. CalCERTS is also offering NSHP Training. Raters that are new to the NSHP program should take our full solar training, called the CalCERTS HERS Solar Certification which is located here. Existing CalCERTS Solar Raters will receive free online update training to learn the differences between the Guidebooks. This training will be sent directly to our CalCERTS Solar Raters.

The newest version of the Guidebook reflects the Energy Commission’s efforts to streamline and simplify the NSHP process. Installers and Raters should note that calculations, field verifications, and sampling protocols have been revised. Some users may want to convert existing projects to the new Guidebook requirements. This can be easily accomplished through our Registry.

As always, our Support Teams are available to assist you. For Registry Support contact our Technical Support Team at For support related to the NSHP Program Requirements or Code Requirements, contact our Field Team at

Warm Regards,

CalCERTS, Inc.

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