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RESNET Adopts Innovative Design Request for the Determination of Drain Water Heat Recovery (DWHR) System HERS Index Credits

October 2nd, 2014 - Posted by RESNET under Hot Topics, RESNET News

Over 35,000 Drain Water Heat Recovery (DHWR) units have been installed in homes in North America. Thousands of units are also in operation in commercial buildings such as multi-family residential, hotels, recreation facilities and restaurants.  The “IECC 2015 – Commercial” specifically provides for energy credit tradeoffs and IECC 2015 has performance requirements (e.g. maximum pressure

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New Canadian Better Than Code Program Built Upon RESNET HERS Index

September 29th, 2014 - Posted by RESNET under Hot Topics, RESNET News

In Canada there currently exist a number of programs that label a home’s energy performance.  These include EnerGuide, ENERGY STAR Canada, R2000 and LEED.  A common feature of these programs are stringent mandatory prescriptive requirements.  This lack of flexibility has frustrated Ontario builders.  In addition, in 2017 the Ontario building energy code will increase its

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RESNET Adopts Standard Amendment on Quality Assurance Review of Multifamily Ratings

September 29th, 2014 - Posted by RESNET under Hot Topics, RESNET News

After the RESNET consensus based public comment and review process the RESNET Standards Management Board has adopted an amendment to RESNET’s procedures for the quality assurance of multifamily building ratings. The RESNET Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating Standards needed to be amended to clarify and specify the true role of performing quality assurance on

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GreenBuilder Magazine Features RESNET and the HERS Index

September 29th, 2014 - Posted by RESNET under Hot Topics, RESNET News

The September 2014 issue of GreenBuilder magazine includes a seven page feature on RESNET and the HERS Index.  The article is “Working with RESNET, Production Builders are Using the HERS Index to Help Push Energy Efficiency of Their Homes”. The story features homes built by Meritage Homes (HERS Index Score of 58), KB Home (HERS

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RESNET Adopts Standard Amendment on Revising Rater and Quality Assurance Designee Training and Certification Requirements

August 6th, 2014 - Posted by RESNET under Hot Topics, RESNET News

After the RESNET non-ANSI standard amendment review and comment process, the RESNET Standards Management Board has adopted the amending of Addendum 1 of the Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating Standards.  The RESNET Training and Education Committee undertook a four month process of considering public comments submitted on the proposed amendment.  Changes contained in the

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RESNET Proposes Amendment of Chapter 9 to Clarify Procedures for a Rating Quality Assurance Provider to Challenge a RESNET Quality Assurance Review Finding

July 28th, 2014 - Posted by RESNET under Hot Topics, RESNET News

The RESNET Quality Assurance Committee has proposed changes to Appendix 6 Section 903.3 of the RESNET national home energy rating standards “Challenge the Findings of a RESNET Quality Assurance Review”. This proposed amendment is undergoing the RESNET non-ANSI standard amendment public review and comment process. Interested parties are encouraged to comment on the proposed amendment.

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RESNET Board of Directors Moves Effective Date of the Revisions of the RESNET CAZ Testing Standard to December 31, 2014

July 24th, 2014 - Posted by RESNET under Hot Topics, RESNET News

RESNET has previously adopted modifications to its CAZ testing standard.  Due of industry concerns the RESNET Board of Directors had previously moved the effective date of the modifications to Chapter 8 Sections 806-808 to August 15, 2014. In January 2014 the RESNET Board adopted a policy that RESNET would no longer have its own standard

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