RESBlog - Energy Efficiency

RESNET to Apply to be ANSI Standard Development Organization

August 24th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Efficiency, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - August 2010

The RESNET Board of Directors voted for RESNET to have its standards compliant with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards.  The board also included funding in the RESNET 2010 budget for professional services to assist the RESNET Standards Committee in this process. RESNET has entered into a professional services contract with the Building Professionals,

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RESNET Board of Directors Adopts National Home Energy Rating Standards Interpretation on Domestic Hot Water Equipment That Does Not Have an Energy Factor

August 24th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Efficiency, Heating & Cooling, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - August 2010

To provide guidance to Home Energy Raters for domestic hot water equipment that does not have an Energy Factor the RESNET Board of Directors have adopted an interpretation to the Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating Standards.  The interpretation was recommended by the RESNET Technical Committee. The interpretation states that In situations where a manufacturer

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Enhanced Role for Energy Raters in Validating HVAC Quality Installation Requirements for Version 3 of ENERGY STAR Homes

July 27th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Efficiency, Heating & Cooling, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - July 2010

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), EPA and RESNET have jointly agreed on an enhanced role for Home Energy Raters in validating HVAC Quality Installation requirements for Version 3 ENERGY STAR Qualified Homes.  EPA and RESNET believe that additional checks are needed to ensure that the HVAC systems installed in ENERGY STAR Qualified Homes

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USGBC Formally Recognizes RESNET Green Rater Designation as Meeting Prerequisites for LEED Home Green Rater

June 28th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Efficiency, Hot Topics, New Members, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - June 2010

The US Green Building Council has formally recognized RESNET Green Rater designation for the LEED for Homes Green Rater Eligibility Qualifications. In the LEED for Homes Green Rater eligibility requirements, the USGBC states that the RESNET Green Rater training will meet the requirement of a minimum of 8 hours of education on comprehensive residential green

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House Passes Extension of Energy Efficient Homes Tax Credit – But Senate Action Blocked by Republican Filibuster

June 28th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Efficiency, Legislation, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - June 2010

On May 28, 3010, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 4213 that included the extension of the $2,000 federal tax credit for energy efficient new homes.  Below is the language that was passed: SEC. 206. NEW ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME CREDIT. (a) IN GENERAL.—Subsection (g) of section 45L is amended by striking ‘‘December 31, 2009’’

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Energy and Climate Bill Introduced in the U.S. Senate

June 15th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Climate, Energy Efficiency, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - May 2010

After nearly eight months of negotiations with Senators and industry and environmental groups, Senator John Kelly (D-MA) and Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) introduced legislation to address climate change, reduce oil imports, and create clean energy jobs. The bill’s overall goal is to reduce the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent by 2020 and by 83

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Energy Efficiency Manager

May 13th, 2010 - Posted by Noelle Pryde under Energy Efficiency, Job Opportunities

A large utility in Arizona is currently looking for an Energy Efficiency Manager for a long term position. This manager will be part of the utilities renewable energy group & will be responsible for new construction. Candidate must have: -10 – 15 years of previous experience with energy efficiency & management in new home construction.

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