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U.S. & Canadian 2017 Cross Border Builder Challenge Applications Due January 27, 2017

July 14th, 2016 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

Roy Honican RESNET Board of Directors President, and John Godden, President of the Canadian counterpart CRESNET, announced the 2017 Cross Border Builder Challenge.  “The previous Cross Border Home Builder Challenge awards have been such a huge success in promoting the utilization of the HERS Index and energy efficient home building in the U.S. and Canada that

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RESNET Adopts Formal Interpretation on Water Heater EF

July 12th, 2016 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

A clarification was needed to resolve conflicting hot water heater EF specifications within ANSI/RESNET/ICC Standard 301-2014. As specified in Table 4.2.2(1), the Energy Rating Reference Home is required to have service water heating systems with EF values set as follows: Electric: EF = 0.97 – (0.00132 * store gal) Fossil fuel: EF = 0.67 –

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RESNET Adopts Formal Interpretation on Clothes Washers Integrated Modified Energy Factor (IMEF)

July 7th, 2016 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

The U.S. Department of Energy recently modified the energy factor test procedure for clothes washers, changing the rating from a Modified Energy Factor (MEF) to an Integrated Modified Energy Factor (IMEF). This change in test procedure and rating label results in a difference between MEF and IMEF. Dave Roberts of NREL collected corresponding data for

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RESNET Proposes Amendment to ANSI/RESNET/ICC Standard 301 to Replace Equation for Total Air Exchange Rate

June 30th, 2016 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

Currently the ANSI/RESNET/ICC Standard 301 refers to the ASHRAE Standard 62.2-2013 for calculating the total air exchange rate for homes.  A number of HERS Raters, home builders and Joseph Lstiburek have expressed concern that the current standard provides excess ventilation The RESNET Standard Committee 300 has approved submitting the proposed amendment BSR/RESNET/ICC 301-2014 Addendum C-201X,

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HERS Rater Opportunity in Pittsburgh, PA

June 28th, 2016 - Posted by Rob Hosken under Job Opportunities

Building Performance Architecture, a dynamic energy consulting and architectural firm allied with a successful solar company, is seeking a full-time building energy rater. Ability to obtain HERS Rater certification via employer-paid training is required. Valid driver’s license, ability to carry test equipment up to 50 lbs., communication skills, and computer literacy are also required. Health

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Columbia, Missouri Adopts Energy Rating Index Compliance Option to Municipal Energy Code

June 28th, 2016 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

On June 6, 2016, the City of Columbia, Missouri joined the ranks of states and municipalities that have adopted the 2015 IECC Energy Rating Index option when the Columbia City Council voted to adopt the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) as written.  Included in the new code is Section R 406, the Energy Rating

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RESNET Proposed American Consensus Standard on Method of Test for the Evaluation of Model Calibration Methods Released for Public Review and Comment

June 23rd, 2016 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

RESNET is proposing an ANSI standard, the BSR/RESNET 1201-201X PDS-02 “Method of Test for the Evaluation of Model Calibration Methods”.  The propose standard specifies a method of test for evaluating calibration methods that are used to reconcile building energy models with measured energy consumption data. The proposed standard presents an analytical test for evaluating model

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