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Beazer Homes Commits to Marketing the HERS Index of all Their Homes

November 3rd, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under Hot News

Beazer Homes 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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2012 RESNET Building Performance Conference Pre-Conference Courses

November 1st, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under Conference, Hot News

The 2012 RESNET Building Performance Conference offers an unique training on key areas involving building science, program delivery and energy code compliance. The 2012 RESNET Conference will have more pre-conference trainings available than ever before! You can earn another specialized certification before the conference even begins! The pre-conference training sessions include 2-day, 1-day and half

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RESNET Teams With Icynene to Improve Home Energy Performance

October 31st, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under Hot News

RESNET and Icynene Inc., manufacturer of spray foam insulation, have agreed work together to promote improved home energy performance in the United States. The two organizations will work collaboratively to meet this goal by promoting building science to achieve long-term sustainable energy savings for homeowners. Icynene Inc. and RESNET will educate Icynene Licensed Contractors who

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The 2012 RESNET Building Performance Conference is the One Conference That You Simply Can Not Miss

October 20th, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under Hot News

The 2012 RESNET Building Performance Conference will take place on February 27 – 29, 2011 in Austin, Texas.  The RESNET Conference has become the national “not to miss” event focusing on building energy performance, home energy ratings and business development opportunities. This year’s conference will offer: Preconference Training and Certification Opportunities – The training sessions

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New Guidelines for the Calculation of Retrofit Savings to a Home – RESNET Proposes Amendment

October 20th, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under Hot News

For quite some time, it has been the contention of many that the RESNET standards apply only to new homes and that they do not address existing homes. While this has never been the actual case, it has also been true that the RESNET standards did not contain a specific methodology for the calculation of

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2012 RESNET Building Performance Conference to Feature Special Home Builder Track

October 20th, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under Hot News

There is a new trend in the housing market where builders are educating consumers of the superior energy performance of their homes by marketing their homes HERS Index.  Already over 90 national and state builders have committed to having the homes they build energy rated and marketing their homes’ HERS Index.  To view the builders

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Certifying Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credits – RESNET Adopts Revised Procedures

October 18th, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under Hot News

Since the inception of the federal tax credit for new energy efficient homes, the U.S. Department of Energy and the Internal Revenue Service has recognized RESNET publication 2006-001 “Procedures for Certifying Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credits for New Homes” for energy modeling software programs to calculate compliance for the credit. There has emerged a need

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