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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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RESNET Accepting Comments on Proposed Substantive Changes to the Proposed Amendment of Chapter 2 on Instruction, Assessment and Certification

May 3rd, 2016 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

Previously RESNET submitted a draft of proposed amendments to Chapter 2 of the RESNET Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating Standard to a public review and comment process. As part of the consideration of the public comments submitted, the RESNET Standard Development Committee 200 – Instruction, Assessment and Certification (SDC 200) has proposed substantive changes

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RESNET Adopts Formal Interpretation on Restricting Whole-House Fans for Verification of Federal Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credits

April 28th, 2016 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

There was uncertainty by some certified RESNET HERS Raters on how to interpret the definition of whole-house fans in the ANSI/RESNET/ICC Standard 301-2014 and how to treat whole house fans in the verification of homes for the federal residential energy efficiency tax credits. To clarify how whole-house fans are treated in the ANSI/RESNET/ICC Standard 301

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April 26th, 2016 - Posted by GE Appliances under Posts and Views

We at GE Appliances want all RESNET members to experience first-hand the positive HERS impact of our GeoSpring™ hybrid electric water heater. That’s why, for a limited time, we’re offering you $500 off MSRP plus FREE delivery* on either the 50- or 80-gallon models. GeoSpring offers the following benefits: It’s 70% more efficient than standard

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State of Florida Adopts Energy Rating Index Compliance Option to State Energy Code

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

The State of Florida has joined the ranks of states and municipalities that have adopted the Energy Rating Index energy code performance option when the Florida State Legislature passed HB 535 that modified the Florida Building Code by adopting Section 406 of the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code’s Energy Rating Index compliance option. The legislation

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Energy Rating Index Option to be Maintained in the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)

April 25th, 2016 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

At the recently completed 2018 IECC code hearings in Louisville, Kentucky, efforts to remove the Energy Rating Index option in the 2018 IECC were not successful.  This means that the option will be preserved in the next version of the code. Other significant actions at the code hearing promoted by the RESNET Board of Directors

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Opportunity for Certified HERS Raters to Become Members of the International Code Council

April 21st, 2016 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

Energy code verification is fast becoming a business development opportunity for HERS Raters.  Increasingly state and municipal code jurisdictions are adopting the Energy Rating Index compliance option.  Even if your code jurisdiction has not yet adopted the Energy Rating Index compliance option, there is also a greater opportunity for HERS Raters to conduct compliance inspections

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