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RESTalk Episode 18: ICC Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner certification for HERS Raters

February 4th, 2019 - Posted by valerie@resnet.us under RESNET News

In this episode of RESTalk, our guests, industry veterans Tony Lisanti (Integral Building & Design, Inc.) and Chris McTaggart (The BER) discuss why HERS® Raters should consider pursuing the ICC Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner certification. On a timely note, you can register now for this ICC certification training and testing being offered as pre-conference programming

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Become a PHIUS+ Passive Building Rater

February 1st, 2019 - Posted by valerie@resnet.us under RESNET News

  As a pre-conference session of the 2019 RESNET Building Performance Conference in New Orleans, Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) is offering a two-day course for experienced raters who want to learn to conduct quality assurance for the PHIUS+ certification program. Passive buildings produce dramatic space conditioning energy savings (up to 60-80% compared to standard new construction).

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RESNET® Standards Update: Rater and RFI Certification: Removal of HESP

February 1st, 2019 - Posted by valerie@resnet.us under RESNET News

RESNET Standard Development Committee 200 approved draft PDS-01 of Addendum 36 for public review and comment. Only changes to the Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating Standards (MINHERS) shown in draft PDS-01 by strike through/underline in red print are open for comment.  Proposed Addendum 36 amends the RESNET Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating Standards to

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Register for ICC Certification Testing at #RESNET19

January 29th, 2019 - Posted by valerie@resnet.us under RESNET News

Now, more than ever, there is a business opportunity for certified RESNET® HERS® Raters to fill the role of verifying energy code compliance. The International Code Council (ICC) Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner Certification demonstrates that a certified RESNET HERS Rater has the necessary knowledge of energy code provisions. Many code officials are retiring (as many as 80%

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Builder Magazine Blog: Builders Rank Cost as Top Challenge in Meeting New Energy Codes

January 28th, 2019 - Posted by valerie@resnet.us under RESNET News

Blog by RESNET Program Manager, Ryan Meres, as featured in Builder Magazine: https://www.builderonline.com/building/code/builders-rank-cost-as-top-challenge-in-meeting-new-energy-codes_o   Construction costs enter the discussion during the development of all building codes. In recent years, the energy code has received particular scrutiny and criticism due to a series of substantial energy-efficient improvements from the 2006 to 2012 versions. The International Energy Conservation

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#RESNET19 Building Performance Conference Keynote Speaker: Sandra Adomatis

January 28th, 2019 - Posted by valerie@resnet.us under RESNET News

  Sandra Adomatis of Adomatis Appraisal Service will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 RESNET Building Performance Conference on February 25, 2019, in New Orleans, LA. Sandra will address “Let Us Go Forward Together – The Emerging Nexus Between the HERS® and Real Estate Industries”.  The address will explore how HERS Raters and real

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ANSI/RESNET/ICC 301-2019 and ANSI/RESNET/ICC 380-2019 are RESNET and ANSI Approved

January 28th, 2019 - Posted by valerie@resnet.us under RESNET News

ANSI/RESNET/ICC 301-2019, Standard for the Calculation and Labeling of the Energy Performance of Dwelling and Sleeping Units using an Energy Rating Index:  Standard ANSI/RESNET/ICC 301-2019, the second edition of Standard 301, incorporates all addenda to ANSI/RESNET/ICC 301-2014 and substantially expands energy ratings for Dwelling Units and Sleeping Units in multi-unit buildings. This first major update of

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