In an effort to provide consumers a fun way to learn about how the HERS Index works and what the scores mean, RESNET has posted an interactive HERS Index tool as the home page of its consumer site As you move the score of the HERS Index the tool will graphically indicate the resulting cost
Reminder: January 27, 2012 is the “Early Bird Discount” Deadline for Registration for the 2012 RESNET Building Performance Conference – Register Today!
After January 27, 2012 the cost of registering for the 2012 RESNET Conference will go up by $100.00. Do not miss this opportunity. Register for the conference today. Register online by clicking on 2012 RESNET Building Performance Conference Registration The cut off for the special RESNET Conference rate for hotel rooms is February 3, 2012.
Federal Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credits Have Expired – Call to Action to Have Congress Act to Extend Them
The federal tax credit for builders to build energy efficient homes (45L) and for homeowners to install energy efficient products (25C) expired on December 31, 2011. After extending the payroll tax cut, unemployment benefits and doctor Medicare payments for two months, Congress adjourned for its holidays recess. Congress failed to take action on a “tax
RESNET consumer research shows that before making any purchasing decision, the majority of homeowners will evaluate and compare energy efficiency raters and contractors online. As part of their online search, homeowners look for positive reviews on certain sites as reliable indicators of performance and customer satisfaction. Top sites include Angie’s List, Yelp, and the Better
RESNET and Bayer MaterialScience LLC have joined forces to provide homeowners resources for improving home energy usage and lowering utility bills. RESNET will work with Bayer on several initiatives specific to the building envelope and spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation, for both new home construction and renovations: RESNET will provide unbiased third party energy performance
RESNET To Host Free Webinar on U.S. Department of Energy’s Builders Challenge Version 2 Draft Specifications January 11, 2012
Builders Challenge is the Department of Energy’s (DOE) label for leading edge builders who employ high-performance home innovations coming from the Building America research program. The purpose of this label is to help establish proven technologies and best practices and to build an infrastructure for delivering them to the housing industry. DOE has released draft
RESNET has launched RESNET Energy Smart Teams which represents a new approach to comprehensive retrofits of existing homes. The approach teams up the various facets of the contractor trades with a certified RESNET HERS Rater to offer a comprehensive solution to homeowners. Team members work together to develop a scope of work and complete home