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Survey – Healthy Efficient New California Homes Study

May 29th, 2015 - Posted by Rengie Chan under Hot News, Posts and Views, Upcoming Events

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is conducting a research study on new homes in California. We invite you to participate in this survey if you live in a: * House or townhouse or duplex, * AND if your home was built in 2002 or later. The survey asks questions about your home, appliances, indoor air quality,

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RESNET Water Efficiency Rating Index Guidelines Working Group

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

In many parts of the nation water is fast becoming an increasingly expensive commodity. There is clearly a need for a system to rate a home’s water use efficiency. This will allow homebuyers to know how efficiently water is being used in the homes they are considering. It will also provide an opportunity for homebuilders

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RESNET’s Future as a Facilitated Network: Opportunities for Disruptive Innovation

May 26th, 2015 - Posted by Brett Dillon under Posts and Views

Wonder what the future holds for RESNET and the HERS Industry? Brett Dillon and Clinton Heyn have written a white paper that seeks to answer this question. Click the link below to get your free download. This post was submitted by Brett Dillon.

Implementation of ANSI RESNET Standard and New Quality Assurance Procedures on October 1, 2015 Will Effect HERS Index Scores

May 26th, 2015 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

Because of the adoption of the ANSI-RESNET Standard 301-2014 and new RESNET quality assurance procedures, there will be changes in HERS Index Scores beginning on October 1, 2015. To determine the potential effects of the upcoming changes to HERS Index Scores, RESNET commissioned IBS Advisors to complete an analysis. The study reports that the implementation

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New Marketing Tools for RESNET Energy Smart Builders

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

The RESNET HERS Index tools are designed to help RESNET Energy Smart Builder partners effectively promote their homes to prospective buyers. The tools are customizable, allowing builders to insert their company logos, information and contact information. The HERS Index tools are part of RESNET’s ongoing commitment to support our builder partners in their efforts to

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RESNET Combustion Safety & Work Scope Training

May 19th, 2015 - Posted by Kelly C. under Training Opportunities

HERS Raters and Rating Field Inspectors are required to pass the RESNET Combustion Safety & Work Scope Written Exam and the RESCaz Simulated Practical Exam before December 31, 2014 in order to maintain their Rater Certification. This requirement extends to ENERGY STAR Version 3 homes in accordance with the HVAC System Quality Installation Rater Checklist

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Are you ready to get in the Game?

May 19th, 2015 - Posted by Brett Dillon under Training Opportunities

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to The Rating Game! The Rating Game is a questionnaire meant as a supporting product, one that aims to prepare potential HERS Raters for the final exam. If you can pass this test, you’re ready to take the HERS Rater certification exam. The Rules of the Game are as follows: -No

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