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Demonstration Near Net Zero Energy and Water Home Retrofit Conducted by Whirlpool Corporation at Purdue University

May 26th, 2016 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

While it is currently understood that a home could be retrofitted to be able to produce as much as energy as its consumes, what about a net zero water efficiency home?  How would one go about making a home that produces as much water as it consumes? To research this question the Whirlpool Corporation teamed

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Check out the new RESNET Infographic! on HERS Index

May 24th, 2016 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

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RESNET Designates New Energy Smart Builders

May 19th, 2016 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

An increasing number of builders are taking advantage of the marketing power of the RESNET HERS Index Score. Recently builders from South Carolina to Illinois have entered into Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with RESNET to commit to having their homes energy rated by a certified RESNET HERS Rater and marketing their homes’ HERS Index Score.

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Fenstration Solar Gain

May 16th, 2016 - Posted by Charles Murphy under Posts and Views

I am conducting research focused on the effects of fenstration solar gain on residential energy balance. Section 303.2 of clearly takes account of INCREASED cooling costs due solar gain during the summer, but it is not clear if it accounts for the REDUCED heating costs due to solar gain during the winter. Can anyone

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Shawna Cuan of the Utah Governor’s Office of Energy Development Appointed to RESNET Standard Development Committee 900 – Quality Assurance

May 12th, 2016 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

Shawna Cuan, Building & Industrial Energy Efficiency Program Specialist for the Utah Governor’s Office of Energy Development has been appointed by the RESNET Standards Management Board to serve on the RESNET Standard Development Committee (SDC) 900.  The RESNET SDC 900 is responsible for the development and amending of RESNET’s quality assurance standards. Shawna has worked

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Registration Open and Call for Session Nominations for the 2017 RESNET Building Performance Conference

May 10th, 2016 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

The 2017 RESNET Building Performance Conference will be the premier national forum on home energy ratings, high energy performance homes, building energy codes and energy efficiency programs and policy. The RESNET Building Performance Conference offers strategic options to business challenges and provides a venue where you can obtain usable solutions in an ever evolving industry.

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U.S. Senate Passes SAVE ACT

May 5th, 2016 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

By a large bipartisan vote, the U.S. Senate incorporated the Sensible Accounting to Value Energy (SAVE Act) in its recently passed energy legislation.The SAVE Act is bi-partisan legislation aimed at incorporating the consideration of the energy performance of a home in the mortgage loan.  Passage of the SAVE Act has long been a legislative priority

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