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RESNET Extends Deadlines of Required Changes to RESNET Accredited HERS Software Programs

July 30th, 2015 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

RESNET accredited HERS Rating software programs are required to update their software programs to comply with: The changes to the ANSI/ RESNET Standard 301 – 2014 The interpretation on ventilation rates adopted by the RESNET Standards Development Committee 300 The hot water amendment adopted by the RESNET Standards Management Board QA software quality assurance fixes

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RESNET Posts New User Friendly Advisory Version of Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating Standards

July 28th, 2015 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

RESNET’s standard publication control procedures require that the RESNET Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating Standards only be updated once every five years.  Since RESNET’s Standards are on continuous maintenance, the Standards are continuously being amended.  The amendments are added to the Standards as addendums in the back of the standards.  Due to the dynamic

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Volunteers needed for the upcoming U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon in Irvine

July 24th, 2015 - Posted by Heather Stafford under Upcoming Events

We are currently accepting volunteers and interns to support the upcoming U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, which will be held Thursdays – Sundays, Oct. 8–18 at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California. Open to the public free of charge, the Solar Decathlon gives visitors the opportunity to tour solar-powered houses, gather ideas

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OSHA Standard on Crawl Spaces and Attics Affects HERS Raters and Rating Field Inspectors

July 24th, 2015 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

Effective August 3, 2015, the new amendment to OSHA’s construction standard for confined spaces will extend compliance duties specifically to confined spaces of crawl spaces and attics.  To determine what effects the new OSHA requirements will have on HERS Rating companies RESNET requested an interpretation from our legal counsel. In summary our counsel found: The

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Momentum Growing for SAVE Act in Congress

July 23rd, 2015 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

The SAVE Act is a 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 for RESNET. There is currently movement in the U.S. House of Representatives including the SAVE Act in energy legislation currently being

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State of Texas Adopts Energy Rating Index Option to Its Energy Code

July 21st, 2015 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

On June 16, 2015, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed HB 1736 into Texas law. This will move the state’s single-family residential code from the 2009 code to the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).  All local jurisdictions must comply with the new code by September 1, 2016. The new Texas code includes an Energy Rating

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Introducing JobWerks- RESNET’s Revolutionary Field Education, Mentorship and Assessment Tool!

July 16th, 2015 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

JobWerks is a cost effective, easy to use, mentorship and performance assessment tool and dynamic hands-on learning platform built in the cloud for today’s mobile world. JobWerks rewards people for good job performance. It is used on the job so the job gets done. Currently, JobWerks is offered for HERS Rating Field Inspectors, and is

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