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RESNET Congratulates New ICC Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiners

March 21st, 2019 - Posted by under RESNET News

Testing for the International Code Council (ICC) Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner Certification exam (along with optional free training by ICC) was offered as pre-conference programming, prior to the 2019 RESNET Building Performance Conference in New Orleans. RESNET congratulates those who earned the Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner Certification: Garrett Cunningham -Veritas Building Consultants Ben Cohen -ReVireo, Inc.

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Coalition of Builder and Real Estate Associations Supports Extension of 45L Federal Tax Credit for Energy Efficient Homes

March 19th, 2019 - Posted by under RESNET News

The Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and the committee’s top Democrat, Ron Wyden (D-OR), introduced legislation that would extend the 45L federal tax credit for energy efficient homes.  The legislation, “Tax Extender and Disaster Relief Act of 2019”, would extend the credit forward to December 31, 2019 and retroactively for 2018.

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RESTalk EP21: “The RESNET and Pearl Collaboration” with Steve Baden and Robin LeBaron

March 18th, 2019 - Posted by under RESNET News

Big Sky, Montana: literally one of the biggest sky views on earth. A great place for great ideas to be born. At the 2018 HabitatX Conference, an idea germinated from conversations between RESNET Executive Director Steve Baden and Pearl Certification President and COO Robin LeBaron. They discussed how HERS Ratings and Pearl Certifications could complement each other

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Second Public Comment Period for Water Rating Index: BSR/RESNET/ICC Standard 1101

March 15th, 2019 - Posted by under RESNET News

WHO/WHERE DOES THIS EFFECT? Water is the new frontier for RESNET and HERS Raters. In many parts of the nation, water is fast becoming an ever increasingly expensive commodity. There is clearly a need for a system to rate a home’s efficiency in water use. This will allow home buyers to know how efficiently water

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RESNET’s Push for New Business Opportunities for HERS® Raters

March 14th, 2019 - Posted by under RESNET News

  RESNET® is committed to expanding the demand for HERS Ratings.  In 2019, the organization will be developing marketing tools for certified RESNET HERS Raters and builders to educate consumers on why a HERS Rating is an essential element in purchasing a home. Currently, there are uncertainties in the nation’s housing market caused by such

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Energy Efficient Home Improvement Upgrades

March 13th, 2019 - Posted by Rachel Vogel under RESNET News

7 Energy Efficient Home Improvement Upgrades By: James Witts Kermit the Frog was wrong when he sang “It’s Not Easy Being Green.” It’s not difficult to be green and to save a lot of green in the process. An energy-efficient home will save you money and conserve resources for future generations. Going green is also

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Home Energy Efficiency Maximized Again Through 2019 RESNET Cross Border Builder Challenge

March 7th, 2019 - Posted by under RESNET News

  The award winners of the 2019 RESNET Cross Border Home Builder Challenge, which helps promote the utilization of the HERS®  Index have been announced by Steve Baden, Executive Director of RESNET, and Paul Duffy, President of the Canadian counterpart Canadian Residential Energy Services Network (CRESNET) at the 2019 RESNET Building Performance Conference in New

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