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Standard Amendment Proposed on Field Quality Assurance Review of Multifamily Buildings and Petitions for Stay of Action on Provider Discipline – Comments are Due on August 14, 2014

July 9th, 2014 - Posted by RESNET under Hot Topics, RESNET News

The RESNET Quality Assurance Committee proposed the changes to the following sections of Chapter Nine: 904.4.2.6 – QA Field Reviews for Multifamily Ratings. 913.4 – Petitions for Stay of Action on Provider Discipline. This proposed amendment is undergoing the RESNET non-ANSI standard amendment public review and comment process. Interested parties are encouraged to comment on the

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Owens Corning and RESNET Team Up to Promote the Improvement of Energy Performance in the United States

July 3rd, 2014 - Posted by RESNET under Hot Topics, RESNET News

RESNET has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Owens Corning to promote building energy performance.  The collaborative effort is aimed at new homes and existing homes as well as commercial buildings. The elements of the collaboration include: Owens Corning agrees to introduce its contractor customers to the RESNET Energy Smart designation and educate them

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RESNET Proposes Domestic Hot Water Amendment to its ANSI Standard for Home Energy Ratings

June 18th, 2014 - Posted by RESNET under Hot Topics, RESNET News

Hot water use and its attendant energy consumption are poorly represented by the procedures and calculations that are used for codes and standards and energy performance models. Much better data are now available from which hot water use and hot water energy consumption calculations may be computed. RESNET has been criticized by energy partner programs

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RESNET Revises the Home Energy Rating Standards of Practice

June 17th, 2014 - Posted by RESNET under Hot Topics, RESNET News

The RESNET Home Energy Rating Standards of Practice guides home energy raters and auditors in the inspection and testing of a home’s energy performance. The Standards of Practice are adopted by the RESNET Board of Directors to help clients of rating services understand what is and what is not required in a home energy audit/rating.

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RESNET Designates New Energy Smart Builders

June 17th, 2014 - Posted by RESNET under Hot Topics, RESNET News

An increasing number of builders are taking advantage of the marketing power of the RESNET HERS Index Score. Recently builders from Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri and Texas have entered into Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with RESNET. In the MOUs, the builders commit to having their homes energy rated by a certified RESNET rater and marketing their

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Florida Governor Signs New Home Energy Rating Law

June 16th, 2014 - Posted by RESNET under Hot Topics, RESNET News

Florida Law No Longer Cites Organizations – Instead Defines What a Building Energy Rating System Is Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law HB 7147 that reforms the state’s law governing energy ratings. Previously Florida law recognized the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), the Commercial Energy Services Network (COMNET), the Building Performance Institute (BPI), and

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RESNET Moves the Effective Date of Amendment on Revision of RESNET CAZ and CO Testing Standard to August 15, 2014

May 12th, 2014 - Posted by RESNET under Hot Topics, RESNET News

On March 15, 2013, the RESNET Board of Directors adopted an amendment of Sections 806 to 808 of RESNET’s CAZ and CO testing standards.  The amendment is contained in Addendum 2 of the RESNET Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating Standards.  The effective date for the amendment was May 15, 2014. Since the amendment was adopted

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