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RESNET Request for Qualifications- IR Report Reviewers

December 21st, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Job Opportunities, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - December 2010, Technical

RESNET has adopted Guidelines for Thermographic Inspections of Buildings.  The guidelines require that in order to be IR certified by RESNET a rater or Building Performance Auditor must complete a course of study that fully complies with the Level I Guidelines of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing  (ASNT).   Those raters who have received their

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RESNET Revamps RESNET EnergySmart Contractor Guidelines – Creates EnergySmart Home Performance Teams for Implementing Comprehensive Home Performance Improvement Projects

December 21st, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under contractors, Job Opportunities, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - December 2010

RESNET has undertaken an aggressive effort to foster the energy improvement of existing homes. To better meet the need for the training and designation of contractors to undertake energy improvements of homes and team up with certified raters, RESNET has adopted a comprehensive revision of its RESNET EnergySmart Contractor Guidelines. The most significant improvement is

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DOE Calls for RESNET Members’ Comments on New Retrofit Workforce Guidelines

November 23rd, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Auditor Information, Job Opportunities, RESNET News

The Department of Energy is seeking input from RESNET members on new voluntary workforce guidelines for home energy efficiency upgrades introduced on November 9, 2010 by the Obama administration.   Vice President Biden announced a series of federal actions, including the release of the draft Workforce Guidelines for Home Energy Upgrades. “Because they hold a RESNET certification,

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HUD to Pilot New PowerSaver Loan Program

November 23rd, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Home Builders, Hot Topics, Job Opportunities, Legislation

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a new pilot program that will offer credit-worthy borrowers low cost loans to make energy saving improvements to their homes. Backed by the Federal Housing Administration, the new “PowerSaver” loans will offer homeowners up to $25,000 to make energy-efficient improvements of their choice, including the installation

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Reminder – November 29, 2010 is Deadline for Applying for the 2011 RESNET Rating industry Leadership Awards

October 27th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Job Opportunities, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - October 2010

Do you know of a rating company or organization that has done an extraordinary job in the rating industry? This is an opportunity for you to nominate them for national recognition. To recognize leadership in the rating industry, RESNET has established the Rating Industry Achievement Awards. There are three categories in which you can nominate

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RESNET Proposes Amendment on Lighting, Appliance and Miscellaneous Energy Usage Profiles

October 27th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Job Opportunities, Legislation, Posts and Views, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - October 2010

RESNET home energy ratings considers all energy uses of a home including lighting, appliances and plug loads of miscellaneous energy uses such as clothes washers and dryers.  A comprehensive DOE-funded study of miscellaneous loads in residential buildings conducted by the Florida Solar Energy Center and National Renewable Energy Laboratory found that these loads are significantly

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RESNET Revamps National Home Energy Audit Standard – Creates New Comprehensive Home Energy Rater and Building Performance Auditor Classifications

October 27th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Auditor Information, Energy Efficiency, Job Opportunities, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - October 2010

RESNET has undertaken an aggressive effort to tap the existing homes market.  To better meet the need for independent energy assessments for the upgrading of home energy performance RESNET has adopted a comprehensive revision of its National Energy Audit Standard (Chapter 7 of the Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating Standards). The most significant improvement

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