Better for Multi-Unit Rental Properties

This path typically makes the most sense only for multi-unit rental properties that have an apartment-complex design.


  • Requires a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) score of 120 or less.
  • The HERS index will be used for the verification of energy performance.
  • A HERS rating shall be performed by a rater accredited by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET).

Follow the Performance Pathway

Get an inspection

To find an accredited HERS inspector, visit the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) website.

Inspection results

  1. If improvements are needed

    If a HERS rating has revealed that a rental property is not SmartRegs compliant then you'll need to make improvements to the property until a passing score is obtained.

  2. If your HERS rating makes your property compliant
    • Make sure that your HERS rater updates your rating based on the completed improvements.
    • Make sure your rental license application exhibits that SmartRegs compliance has been obtained for the rental property.

More information

You can study the detailed design of the performance path by accessing the SmartRegs handbook.

Contact Planning & Development Services - Rental Housing Licensing