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RESNET Adopts Guidelines for Combustion Safety Testing and Developing Work Orders

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

With the growing interest by consumers, utilities and governments in comprehensive retrofits, the RESNET Board of Directors has adopted the “RESNET Interim Guidelines for Combustion Appliance Testing and Writing Work Scope”. The guidelines provide an opportunity for RESNET certified home energy raters and energy auditors to be trained and certified to undertake combustion appliance testing

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RESNET Seeking Volunteers to Serve on Infrared Committee

September 17th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Auditor Information, Energy Efficiency, Job Opportunities, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - September 2010

The RESNET Board of Directors has recently adopted the RESNET Interim Guidelines for Thermographic Inspections of Buildings.  The guidelines call for the formation of a RESNET Infrared Committee.  The guidelines are posted on the RESNET web site at http://www.resnet.us/standards/RESNET_IR_interim_guidelines.pdf This is a call for volunteers who would be interested in serving on the committee. The

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RESNET Adopts Guidelines for Thermographic Inspections of Buildings

September 17th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Auditor Information, Energy Efficiency, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - September 2010, Technical

RESNET has broken new ground in performance testing by adopting the nation’s first procedures for incorporating the thermographic inspections in the energy ratings and audits of buildings. Thermal imaging technology has advanced significantly in the past few years and the price of equipment has grown more affordable. The guidelines provide guidance on the use of

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Recurve Software Program Accredited by RESNET as Rating Software Tool

August 5th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Auditor Information, Rater Information, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - July 2010

The Recurve software program has been accredited by RESNET to calculate home energy ratings. Recurve 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 includes: BESTEST Tier 1 HERS Reference Home Rating Software Auto-Generation Test HERS Method Test HVAC Tests

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EEBA’s 28th Annual Excellence in Building Conference & EXPO

July 27th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Conference, Energy Auditor Information, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - July 2010

Building professionals from across the country will be in Portland for EEBA’s world-class conference. Unparalleled education, collaboration & networking happens at EEBA — A building science epicenter of classroom & hands-on training. This is your invitation to register for three days that will transform and ignite your business! Reserve your space today to be a

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BPI Training Affiliates Offering Rater Training Module on Combustion Safety Testing and Preparing a Work Order

July 27th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Auditor Information, Rater Information, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - July 2010

RESNET has entered into an agreement with BPI  to recognize their RESNET Rater supplemental Training Module for raters to be certified to conduct combustion testing and preparation of a work order. The Home Star legislation creates a path for RESNET certified Raters and BPI Building Analysts to conduct the required energy audit, testing, calculation of

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Letter to the Editor: Raters, Contractors and the New RESNET Web Site

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

Travis Hooper SEI Inspections Inspectors and contractors have always had a symbiotic and often hostile relationship. After all, contractors simply want to get the job done while the inspector is sometimes perceived as sadistically trying to make life difficult. In contrast, inspectors are simply trying to insure quality workmanship, while contractors are perceived as trying

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