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SEEA Job Opportunity: Energy Codes Associate position in Atlanta, GA

April 18th, 2014 - Posted by Lauren Westmoreland under Job Opportunities

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW The Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) is one of six regional energy efficiency organizations in the United States working to transform the energy efficiency marketplace through collaborative public policy, thought leadership, outreach programs and technical advisory services. We promote energy efficiency as a catalyst for economic growth, workforce development and energy security across

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Dr. Mario A Medina, Ph.D., P.E. of the University of Kansas Appointed to the RESNET Training and Education Committee

April 16th, 2014 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

Dr. Mario Medina of the University of Kansas has been appointed to the RESNET Training and Education Committee. Dr. Medina is associate professor in the Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering Department at the University of Kansas.  He also has an appointment in the Mechanical Engineering Department.  He joined the faculty in 1998.  Dr. Medina holds

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Appraisal Institute’s Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum Can Now be Produced as a Home Energy Rating Report

April 7th, 2014 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET News

The Appraisal Institute has developed the Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum.  The Appraisal Institute’s Green Addendum is the first residential green and energy efficient appraisal report addendum developed by appraisers, for use by appraisers.  The Appraisal Institute Green Addendum provides items of high performance house features for consideration by appraisers.  The Green Addendum will

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New RESNET Energy Smart Builders Designated in March 2014

April 4th, 2014 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET News

An increasing number of builders are taking advantage of the marketing power of the RESNET HERS Index Score. Over the past month, builders from Virginia to Utah have entered into Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with RESNET. In the MOUs, the builders commit to having their homes energy rated by a certified RESNET rater and marketing

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HERS Rater Opening in Houston, TX (Full-Time)

April 4th, 2014 - Posted by Cody McGhie under Job Opportunities

Energy Inspectors Texas is currently hiring qualified HERS Raters in Houston, Texas to join our team. We are a leading energy efficiency consulting company servicing California, Arizona, Nevada, and Texas for over a decade, and work with the Nation’s largest Production Home Builders. The primary focus of the HERS Rater position is the inspection and

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RESNET Releases Updated Verification Procedures for Internal Energy Conservation Code (IECC) Performance Path Calculation Tools to Cover the 2006 and 2009 IECC

April 3rd, 2014 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET News

Because the performance path of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) is based on comparative performance analysis (Proposed Design as compared with the Standard Reference Design), computer simulation software modeling is required.  With support of the U.S. Department of Energy through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory RESNET published “Procedures for Verification of International Energy Conservation

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Legislation Introduced in the U.S. Senate to Create Whole House Retrofit Tax Credit

April 2nd, 2014 - Posted by Laurel Elam under Hot Topics, RESNET News

Legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate to create a performance based whole house tax credit for homeowners who improve the energy performance of their existing homes.  The legislation, “Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives Act’’ (S. 2189) was introduced by Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Dianne Feinstein  (D-CA) and Brian Schatz  (D-HI). The credit offers a

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