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Minneapolis Blower Door/Duct Blaster – $4000 (Clinton, Ma.)

January 10th, 2011 - Posted by Neal Kunst under Energy Auditor Information, RESNET News

Minneapolis Blower Door – Model 3 110V System with Aluminum Frame and DG-700 Digital Gauge (300 – 6,300 CFM) Includes: – Cruise Control with Fan Control Cable. – TECTITE Test Analysis Software and USB Communication Cable. – Aluminum Frame and Nylon Panel designed to fit 8’ door. Minneapolis Duct Blaster® System – Series B 110V

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RESNET Posts Rater Professional Development Training Opportunities

December 21st, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Auditor Information, Rater Information, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - December 2010

RESNET’s standards require that certified Home Energy Raters receive professional development training to maintain their certification.  This training can be met by one of the following options: Complete 18 hours of refresher course(s) offered by a RESNET Accredited Training Provider every three years. Documentation of 18 hours of attendance at a RESNET Building Performance Conference

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Final Reminder – November 26, 2010 is the Deadline for Applying for the 2011 RESNET Rating Industry Leadership Awards

November 23rd, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Auditor Information, RESNET News, RESNET Notes - November 2010

Do you know of a rating company or organization that has done an extraordinary job in the rating industry? This is an opportunity for you to nominate them for national recognition. To recognize leadership in the rating industry, RESNET has established the Rating Industry Achievement Awards. There are three categories in which you can nominate

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RESNET Test for Combustion Appliance Safety Testing Certification will be Simulation Based

November 23rd, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Auditor Information, RESNET News, RESNET Notes - November 2010

RESNET has recently adopted guidelines for combustion appliance safety testing.  In order to be certified as a Comprehensive Home Energy Rater or a Building Performance Auditor, the rater or auditor must be trained and certified to conduct combustion safety testing.  RESNET will have an online simulation testing platform for its combustion safety certification. RESNET is

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DOE Calls for RESNET Members’ Comments on New Retrofit Workforce Guidelines

November 23rd, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Auditor Information, Job Opportunities, RESNET News

The Department of Energy is seeking input from RESNET members on new voluntary workforce guidelines for home energy efficiency upgrades introduced on November 9, 2010 by the Obama administration.   Vice President Biden announced a series of federal actions, including the release of the draft Workforce Guidelines for Home Energy Upgrades. “Because they hold a RESNET certification,

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OptiMiser Software Program Accredited by RESNET as Rating Software Tool

October 27th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Auditor Information, Energy Efficiency, Hot Topics, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - October 2010

The OptiMiser software program has been accredited by RESNET to calculate home energy ratings. OptiMser passed the suite of software that RESNET has developed through the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.  The software tests include: BESTEST Tier 1 HERS Reference Home Rating Software Auto-Generation Test HERS Method Test HVAC Tests

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RESNET Revamps National Home Energy Audit Standard – Creates New Comprehensive Home Energy Rater and Building Performance Auditor Classifications

October 27th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Auditor Information, Energy Efficiency, Job Opportunities, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - October 2010

RESNET has undertaken an aggressive effort to tap the existing homes market.  To better meet the need for independent energy assessments for the upgrading of home energy performance RESNET has adopted a comprehensive revision of its National Energy Audit Standard (Chapter 7 of the Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating Standards). The most significant improvement

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