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Energy Raters and Builders Raise the Bar for Home Performance at RESNET’s Building Performance Conference

June 7th, 2016 - Posted by Tom White under Hot Topics, Posts and Views

RESNET convened its Building Performance Conference in Scottsdale this March, a hospitable time of year in the Arizona desert. I roamed the sessions, and a few of the bars, to keep abreast of developments in home energy rating and performance. 2016 PRIORITIES: IMPROVING QUALITY AND LOWERING COSTS OF HOME BUILDING The many young attendees wearing

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Maximize your Conference Experience

March 4th, 2016 - Posted by Brett Dillon under Conference, Hot Topics, Posts and Views

It’s been a whirlwind couple of days, but you need to be sure you follow these simple tips to maximizing your experience. 1. Follow up on network connections The connections that you made during the conference are important so don’t forget to continue your conversation with them. 2. Distribute information to our team Meet with

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Swing Green Donates Energy Saving Systems to Habitat

July 20th, 2015 - Posted by Rick Caruso under Hot Topics

Swing Green, Inc., of Colorado Springs has donated two Drain Water Heat Recovery systems for a 2 family Duplex being built by Habitat for Humanity in Cripple Creek, CO (www.tellerhabitat.org) to help with energy savings for the families who will reside there. These systems also include monitoring systems to measure the utility bill savings and

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Top U.S. Energy Rating Companies Join Forces to Create New Industry Collaborative

January 20th, 2015 - Posted by Linda Lidov under Hot Topics

An Independent Resource for Builders, EnergyPro Exchange Launches at NAHB’s International Builders’ Show Jan. 20, 2015, LAS VEGAS – To help meet the growing demand for energy efficient homes, as well as the renewed growth in new home construction, the country’s top energy raters announced today at the National Association of Home Builders’ 2015 International

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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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