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RESNET Board Deliberations on Recommendations to Enhance National Consistency of HERS Index Scores to be Audio Streamed

September 30th, 2014 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET News, Upcoming Events

At its board meeting on November 3, 2014 the RESNET Board of Directors will be considering the recommendations of the RESNET Quality Improvement Task Force on enhancing the consistency of HERS Index Scores. RESNET has committed to transparency in developing the new procedures for quality assurance.  To meet this goal there will be live audio

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North American Insulation Manufacturers Association Presents “HERS RATERS: Helping Builders Gain Value Beyond Codes” Webinar

September 30th, 2014 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET News, Upcoming Events

You are invited to the free “HERS RATERS: Helping Builders Gain Value Beyond Codes” webinar on October 15, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The webinar is focused on helping builders strengthen their businesses and the energy efficiency of the homes they build by partnering with a certified RESNET HERS Rater. Learn how a

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What Problems do Home Energy Raters Solve?

September 29th, 2014 - Posted by Brett Dillon under Training Opportunities

Home Energy Raters help a number of people solve problems, from the builders to the Real Estate Agents to the homeowner. So what general problems do Home Energy Raters solve? * inability to comply with energy codes * lack of quality control * lack of awareness of benefits to high performance homes * inability to

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RESNET Forms Supplier Advisory Board

September 29th, 2014 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET News

Energy efficient product suppliers play a critical role in improving the energy performance of homes. RESNET sees the industry as a key strategic partner. To give suppliers a voice in RESNET and to benefit from the industry’s perspective, RESNET has created a RESNET Suppliers Advisory Board. The purpose of the RESNET Suppliers Advisory Board is

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New Canadian Better Than Code Program Built Upon RESNET HERS Index

September 29th, 2014 - Posted by RESNET under Hot Topics, RESNET News

In Canada there currently exist a number of programs that label a home’s energy performance.  These include EnerGuide, ENERGY STAR Canada, R2000 and LEED.  A common feature of these programs are stringent mandatory prescriptive requirements.  This lack of flexibility has frustrated Ontario builders.  In addition, in 2017 the Ontario building energy code will increase its

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RESNET Adopts Standard Amendment on Quality Assurance Review of Multifamily Ratings

September 29th, 2014 - Posted by RESNET under Hot Topics, RESNET News

After the RESNET consensus based public comment and review process the RESNET Standards Management Board has adopted an amendment to RESNET’s procedures for the quality assurance of multifamily building ratings. The RESNET Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating Standards needed to be amended to clarify and specify the true role of performing quality assurance on

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GreenBuilder Magazine Features RESNET and the HERS Index

September 29th, 2014 - Posted by RESNET under Hot Topics, RESNET News

The September 2014 issue of GreenBuilder magazine includes a seven page feature on RESNET and the HERS Index.  The article is “Working with RESNET, Production Builders are Using the HERS Index to Help Push Energy Efficiency of Their Homes”. The story features homes built by Meritage Homes (HERS Index Score of 58), KB Home (HERS

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