Listen to “Enhancing Consistency of HERS Rating Software” RESTalk Podcast Now Available!

July 16th, 2018 - Posted by emma@resnet.us under RESNET News

A key to ensuring the quality of HERS ratings is to enhance the consistency which the various accredited HERS software programs calculate HERS Index scores. Too often in the past, the same home could receive a different score based upon the software program being used.
For the past four years, the RESNET Board has strived to enhance the consistency of HERS Index Scores calculation.

“Enhancing Consistency of HERS Rating Software”

In the latest episode of RESTalk, host Bill Spohn welcomes Steve Baden, RESNET Executive Director to discuss RESNET’s efforts to enhance the consistency ofHERS Rating Software.
Mr. Baden will present details about the many continuous improvement activities that have taken place and those that are planned. This includes the formation of a RESNET Software Consistency Committee that will strive to create a collaborative process for continuous improvement in the consistency in the calculation of HERS Index Scores.

Our Host

RESTalk’s host is Bill Spohn, a podcast enthusiast. Bill is a committed building science proponent and registered professional engineer. He has over 30 years of experience in the HVAC industry and has interacted with RESNET since its founding. This provides a rare insight to RESNET and the building performance industry.
RESNET’s new podcast, RESTalk, is a new exciting way to stay up-to-date on everything RESNET and HERS, including initiatives, standards, technical and building practice updates, marketing, and more. The podcast features interviews with RESNET staff and guests from throughout the rating and home building industries, discussing a wide range of topics including current events and new technologies.

Future RESTalk Podcast Include:

  • Get involved! The 2019 RESNET Conference is Already Gearing Up!” – Emma Bennett, RESNET
  • “Build it Tight, Ventilate Right: Satisfying Building Codes & Consumer Expectations for Health and Comfort” – Scott Grefsheim, AprilAire
  • “Recruiting the Next Generation of HERS Raters” – Valerie Briggs, RESNET & Matt Gingrich, Energy Diagnostics
  • “Energy Efficiency has Value When You can Measure it, Market it, and Sell it for!” – Sandy Adomatis, Adomatis Appraisal Service
  • “How do Building Experts Find the Best Home in the Area They Want to Live?” – CR Herro, Meritage Homes

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