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UDATED HERS Rater Training Info with the NE HERS Alliance THIS FALL!

July 22nd, 2016 - Posted by Betsy Ames under Training Opportunities

Become a HERS Rater with the NE HERS Alliance this fall! Online Component: September 19th-30th – Weekdays 9am-12pm 5-Day Classroom/Field Training: October 17th-21st – North Haven, CT Training Fee is $2495 (Early Bird Discount: Register by September 5th and get $100 off!) and includes $1895 for the combined online and classroom components and all four

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HERS RATER or RFI Opportunity

July 21st, 2016 - Posted by Denice VanDoren under Job Opportunities

We are looking for a certified HERS Rater or RFI to join our team in beautiful southern Idaho! Well-established company with loyal client base continues to expand and we are looking for another person to join our team. Our people are committed and we believe in the positive impact we are making on the planet.

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RESNET Adopts Standard Amendment on HERS Ratings of ENERGY STAR Certified Multi-Family Dwellings in Four and Five Story Buildings

July 21st, 2016 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

The scope of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR certified homes program has encompassed dwelling units in some four and five story buildings for many years. To simplify its program; better align with HERS ratings; and promote more consistent quality assurance, EPA recently removed the prescriptive path compliance option for site-built dwelling units. As

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RESNET is Accepting Comments on Proposed Standard Amendment on Disciplinary Appeals

July 19th, 2016 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

Currently the RESNET Standards require that the RESNET Board of Directors hear and consider the appeals of a RESNET Ethics and Appeals Committee decision. Because RESNET is a membership organization made up of the HERS industry and its stakeholders and that the RESNET Board is elected by its category of membership, a perception of conflict

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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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