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Certified RESNET Professionals – Enhance Your Marketing Efforts: Leverage Online Homeowner Reviews

December 23rd, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under Hot News

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

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RESNET and Bayer MaterialScience LLC Ally to Improve Home Energy Performance

December 19th, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under Hot News

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

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RESNET To Host Free Webinar on U.S. Department of Energy’s Builders Challenge Version 2 Draft Specifications January 11, 2012

December 19th, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under Hot News

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

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Introducing RESNET Energy Smart Comprehensive Retrofit Teams

December 1st, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under Hot News

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

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Raters Can Receive Required Professional Development Training by Attending the 2012 RESNET Building Performance Conference

November 29th, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under Conference, Hot News

Certified home energy raters must meet professional development requirements every three years. Certified raters can meet this requirement by attending sessions of the 2012 RESNET Building Performance Conference. RESNET has adopted the following procedures for documenting attendance of conference sessions. The conference program will contain a space by each session for documenting attendance at pre-conference

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MHI McGuyer Home Builders to Market Their Homes’ HERS Index

November 22nd, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under Hot News

MHI McGuyer has entered into an agreement with the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) to provide new home buyers an important measurement of long-term energy performance of each new home the company builds.  The intent of the agreement is to raise consumers’ knowledge of new home energy performance by using RESNET’s HERS Index.  Use of

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Bi-Partisan Legislation Introduced in the U.S. Senate to Create Performance Based Federal Tax Credit for Improving Energy Efficiency of Existing Homes

November 22nd, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under Hot News

On November 18, 2011, Senators Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Jeff Bingaman D-NM), and Diane Feinstein (D-CA) introduced the “Cut Energy Bills at Home Act”. This bill creates a new performance-based existing homes tax credit (25E). RESNET applauds this bill and these Senators’ consistent leadership on energy efficiency. The Cut Energy Bills at Home Act provides a

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