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RESNET Issues Interpretation on Defining External Shading and Shading in HERS ANSI Standard

June 18th, 2015 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

There is a concern that currently RESNET accredited HERS software programs are able to account for shading from adjacent buildings, trees and shrubs in the rating process. In some interpretations, adjacent shading might be included only in the analysis of the Rated Home energy usage and not in the analysis of the Reference Home energy

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RESNET Proposes Standard Amendment to Extend the Dates of the Requirement that RESNET Certified HERS Raters Must Pass the New RESNET HERS Rater Simulation Practical Test

June 16th, 2015 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

The RESNET Standards Development Committee 200 – Instruction, Assessment and Certification has proposed a change to the following section of Chapter Two of the RESNET Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating Standards: 204.1.3.1 – RESNET HERS Rater Simulation Practical Test Deadlines Section 204.1.3.1 requires that HERS Rater candidates and existing certified RESNET HERS Raters must

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Equipment for sale – Great for beginner of expanding office

June 15th, 2015 - Posted by Andrew Courts under Posts and Views

Good price Andy Standard Model 3 Minneapolis Blower Door system which includes:  Minneapolis Model 3 Blower Door  Variable speed controller and frame attachment.  DG-700 Pressure and Flow Gauge (Manometer)  Three flow rings (A,B and C)  Fabric door panel with viewing window.  Six piece adjustable aluminum door frame and frame

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Do you want to become a HERS Rater?

June 11th, 2015 - Posted by Brett Dillon under Training Opportunities

Intellectual Ferret has developed a two-week training course that goes in-depth and in the field to help you become the best HERS Rater you can be. From July 13-17, students are in the classroom and led by Brett Dillon through a multimedia learning experience that prepares them for the field. Then, July 20-24, students are

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A Free Webinar That You Do Not Want to Miss- RESNET New ANSI Standard on Rating Hot Water Use in a Home

June 11th, 2015 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

RESNET has adopted procedures to incorporate additional features of water heating energy use in a home as an Addendum to ANSI/RESNET Standard 301-2014. This addendum gives credit for shorter pipe runs, drain water heat recovery systems, and higher performance appliances such as clothes and dish washers. To view the added features of water heating energy

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Commitment to Excellence- Theme of the 2016 RESNET Building Performance Conference

June 9th, 2015 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

The RESNET HERS Index is on the cusp of being a mainstream of the housing market.  Already over a third of all new homes sold are HERS rated and issued a HERS Index Score. An Energy Rating Index Score option is in the 2015 IECC. Builders are using the HERS Index Scores to market their

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U.S. & Canadian 2016 Cross Border Builder Challenge

June 4th, 2015 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

Steve Baden, Executive Director of RESNET, and John Godden, President of the Canadian counterpart CRESNET, announced the 2016 Cross Border Builder Challenge.  “The 2015  Cross Border Home Builder Challenge has 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 we

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