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Public Review and Comments Open on Proposed Revisions to RESNET’s National Home Energy Rating Technical Standard

April 2nd, 2014 - Posted by RESNET under Hot Topics, RESNET News

Deadline for Comments is Monday, May 5, 2014 ANSI/RESNET 301-2014, “Standard for the Calculation and Labeling of the Energy Performance of Low-Rise Residential Buildings using the HERS Index” has been adopted as an American National Standard.  With the adoption of ANSI/RESNET 301-2014 RESNET’s technical standards needs to align with the ANSI standard. RESNET is proposing

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Senate Finance Committee to Take Up Tax Extenders Legislation in April

April 2nd, 2014 - Posted by RESNET under Hot Topics, RESNET News

Extension of the 45L Credit for Energy Efficient New Homes in Committee Chairman’s Mark The 45L $2,000 tax credit for builders who build energy efficient homes expired on January 1, 2013. The Senate Finance Committee has scheduled a markup session on a set of extensions for tax credits that have expired. The legislation being markup

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Get Your Guide Now!! IBS Advisors Guide to Residential HVAC Design, Installation, & Commissioning is available on iTunes!

April 1st, 2014 - Posted by Dina Dillon under Technical

Brett Dillon has put together this 109 pages to provide guidance for architects, builders, HVAC contractors, and energy raters on best practices for design, installation, and commissioning to ensure comfortable, healthy, and durable energy efficient homes. Get Your Copy Today! https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/ibs-advisors-guide-to-residential/id653565179?mt=11 IBS Advisors, LLC PO BOX 406 Geronimo, TX 78115 423-838-5095 logo_ibs_circle.jpg (126 KB) This

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Full-Time HERS and Green Rater Opening in DC

April 1st, 2014 - Posted by Maureen Mahle under Job Opportunities

Steven Winter Associates, Inc. is seeking a HERS Rater, engineer or other building science professional to perform ratings under the ENERGY STAR and LEED for Homes programs along with National Green Building Standard and other green building criteria. Projects served are located primarily in the Mid-Atlantic region surrounding Washington, DC. Project types include gut rehabs

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Touchstone Energy Launches Existing Homes Upgrade and Labeling Program Linked to HERS Index

March 27th, 2014 - Posted by RESNET under Hot Topics, RESNET News

There is a myth that the HERS’ Index value is restricted to only new homes.  Touchstone Energy Cooperatives did not fall for it.  At the Midwest Regional Energy Conference in Lexington, Kentucky it was announced that the network of electrical cooperatives will be launching the “TogetherWeSave Energy Smart Home” label for existing homes whose energy

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RESNET Posts Web Page on Enhancing National Consistency of HERS Index Scores

March 24th, 2014 - Posted by RESNET under Hot Topics, RESNET News

Across the nation the RESNET HERS Index Score is fast becoming a mainstream in the housing market.  Homebuilders are having their homes energy rated and marketing the HERS Index Score of their homes, Multiple Listing Services (MLS) are incorporating the HERS Index Scores in their listings, and code jurisdictions are recognizing a HERS Index Score

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2014 Insulate America/RESNET Best Idea Winners

March 20th, 2014 - Posted by RESNET under Conference, RESNET News

Annually Insulate America and RESNET jointly sponsors the Best Idea Contest.  The Best Ideas contest recognizes extraordinary and innovative efforts to mainstream home energy ratings in the market place.  The rating industry was solicited to submit their program innovations.  In 2014 two entries were selected.  The awards were presented at the General Session of the

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