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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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Provider Disputes

September 15th, 2014 - Posted by Steve Baden under Hot Topics

Peter Beck raises an interesting point in his posting. Peter is correct in that the standard on RESNET intervention on a dispute between and rater and provider is vague. I would like to hear from the rating industry on how this can be improved. This post was submitted by Steve Baden.

Provider disputes

September 12th, 2014 - Posted by Peter Beck under Hot Topics

There is quite a lot of detail in the RESNET standards regarding quality assurance of Raters and Providers. There are also definitions of the various minimum disciplinary procedures against Raters, set out in 102.1.4.7, for various infractions of the RESNET standards. These definitions are to be included (as a minimum) in the agreement that Providers

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High performance homes: the practical approach

August 14th, 2014 - Posted by Jennifer Lanzel under Hot Topics

October 9 in Sturgeon Bay Presenter: Joe Nagan, Owner, Home Building Technology Services ON-LOCATION RESIDENTIAL COURSE Major changes have taken place within the home building industry in the past 50 years. Well-educated customers have higher expectations; equipment, techniques and materials have advanced; and the whole-house systems approach to residential building has taken hold. These changes

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Did You Survive RaterFest! 2013?

August 8th, 2014 - Posted by Hannah Finch under Hot Topics, Posts and Views, Upcoming Events

RaterFest! 2013 wasn’t for the faint of heart… The first 30 individuals who register for RaterFest! 2014 (who were at RaterFest! 2013) will receive a hat proclaiming their survival bragging rights. We appreciate that you braved the storm and contributed to making our event a success regardless of mother nature’s best attempts to foil us.

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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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