HouseRater stores every data point during the energy efficiency rating inside the house—think of it like a folder on your computer to keep things organized. This makes it easy to find information when your business needs to move quickly, and lets you easily open up rating when builders ask for additional info.
Adding a New House
When you sign into HouseRater, you'll see the list of houses added to the system. To create a new one, press the blue "+" button towards the top of the page. Most data fields on a house are optional, but there are a few parts that we require you fill out—that's what shows red in the "Add House" dialog box. After creating the house, you'll see many additional data points that you can fill out as you receive additional information throughout the house's build timeline.
Once you press "Create," the new house will be assigned a HouseRater ID number—this is the easiest way to refer to various houses in the system. The ID won't change even if the address, builder, or rating information changes on the house. You can find this ID at the top left corner of all Site Visit pages and the House Overview page in HouseRater.
Finding an Existing House
HouseRater makes it fast and easy to search for existing houses managed by your rating company. After signing in, you'll land on the houses list page, where the search bar near the top of this page allows you to type any field saved for the house. Type in the HouseRater ID number to narrow the list to the individual house you're looking for, or search by address, by builder, or even by comments written by your staff. As you type, results should immediately start appearing in the table below.
Note: If you're looking for houses that are subcontracted from other rating companies to your organization, you will need to change the Rating Company selector on the right side of the search box.
You can also select the "Advanced Search" link near the search bar to see a summary of more complicated queries that help you find houses from various fields. As you learn the syntax to advanced searching, you can start typing powerful queries into the search bar directly.