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Congress Passes Retroactive Extension of Federal Tax Credit for Energy Efficient Homes

December 17th, 2014 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET News

Last night the U.S. Senate passed the previously approved House version of a tax credit extenders bill that includes the extension of the 45L $2,000 tax credit for energy efficient homes.  The bill originally passed by the House only retroactively extends the credit for 2014.  This means that this extension expires on December 31, 2014.

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California Energy Comission Commissioner Andrew McAllister to Present Conference Keynote Address

December 17th, 2014 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

The momentum for the 2015 California HERS and Building Professionals Conference is growing. California Energy Commission Commissioner Andrew McAllister will be presenting the conference’s keynote address. Andrew McAllister was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown as Commissioner of the California Energy Commission in May 2012. He fills the Economist Member position on the five-member Commission where

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A New Frontier and Opportunity to be a Focus at the 2015 RESNET Building Performance Conference- Development of RESNET Water Efficiency Rating System

December 16th, 2014 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET News

Water is the new frontier for RESNET and HERS Raters. In many parts of the nation water is fast becoming a scarce commodity. There is clearly a need for a system to rate a home’s efficiency in water use. This will allow homebuyers to know how efficiently water is being used in the homes they

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Enhancing the National Consistency of HERS Index Scores- RESNET New Rating Quality Assurance Oversight Procedures

December 16th, 2014 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

Across the nation the RESNET HERS Index Score is fast becoming a part of the mainstream in the housing market. Homebuilders are having their homes energy rated and are marketing the HERS Index Score of their homes. Multiple Listing Services (MLS) are incorporating the HERS Index Scores in their listings and code jurisdictions are recognizing

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The Excitement is Building- California Utilities Unite to Sponsor the Conference

December 16th, 2014 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET News

The momentum for the 2015 California HERS and Building Professionals Conference is growing. The California Advanced Homes Program, a joint incentive program from Pacific Gas and Electric, San Diego Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison and Southern California Gas Company has come forward to sponsor the conference. The 2015 California HERS and Building Professionals Conference

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RESNET Amends CO Testing and CAZ Depressurization Test Standard to Recognize ANSI Standard

December 16th, 2014 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET News

After an extensive public review and comment process, the RESNET Standards Management Board has adopted a standard amendment that replaces RESNET’s CO testing and CAZ depressurization test standard with Appendix A of the ANSI/ACCA 12 QH Standard. The reason for the standard amendment is that the RESNET Board adopted a policy not to complete with

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Using HERS Index Scores as Compliance Option to Building Energy Code is New National Trend

December 16th, 2014 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET News

Across the nation there is a trend for code jurisdictions to adopt a HERS Index Score option to energy codes.  To date over 150 local and state code jurisdictions have adopted an energy rating option to their codes.   This movement has gained momentum with the International Code Council adopting an Energy Rating Index option in

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