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Extended Registration Deadline: Aug 29th for Fall Hybrid HERS Rater Training

August 23rd, 2017 - Posted by Betsy Ames under RESNET News

The deadline for registering for our upcoming fall hybrid HERS Rater Training Class has been extended to August 29th. The Alliance is pleased to offer high quality HERS rater training classes in the Northeast, approximately 2-3 times per year. We offer a comprehensive training package that includes everything a student needs to be fully prepared

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How to Build a More Eco-Friendly Home

August 23rd, 2017 - Posted by Chuck Tripp under RESNET News

Building A More Eco-Friendly Home created by Donald A Gardner Architects This post was submitted by Chuck Tripp.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Research Finds the 22% of New Homes Completed in the U.S. in 2016 Were HERS Rated

August 22nd, 2017 - Posted by under RESNET News

Dave Roberts of the National Renewable Energy Research Laboratory (NREL) has been researching the penetration of the HERS Index in the U.S. housing market.  His research discovered that in 2016, 22% of all completed new homes in the U.S. were HERS rated. NREL’s research also broke down the percentage of completed new homes in 2016

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RESNET and ICC Form Standard Committee to Develop American National Consensus Standard on Water Rating Index

August 17th, 2017 - Posted by under RESNET News

RESNET is partnering with the International Code Council (ICC) to develop a national consensus Water Rating Index standard for the rating of water efficiency in homes. In many parts of the nation water is fast becoming an increasingly expensive and scarce commodity. There is clearly a need for a standardized approach in rating a home’s

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The Demand for HERS Ratings Continues Growth in First Half of 2017

August 15th, 2017 - Posted by under RESNET News

Tops First Half of Record Year of 2016 The demand for HERS Index ratings is continuing to grow. In the first half of 2017, 106,867 homes were uploaded to the RESNET National Registry. During this time in 2016, there were 99,868 homes uploaded into the registry. This totals 6,999 more homes over the same time

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ICYMI: Nearly 250 Attended the Free Why Proper Insulation Installation Matters Webinar

August 14th, 2017 - Posted by under RESNET News

Slides and Recording Now Available: Why Proper Insulation Installation Matters Presented by the Insulation Institute On August 10, nearly 250 rating industry professionals joined us for the Why Proper Insulation Matters Webinar with NAIMA’s Director of Technical Services, Charlie Haack. If you missed the webinar or would like to access the slides, click here. Click

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Elevate Energy Webinar on AI Green & Energy Efficiency Addendum

August 11th, 2017 - Posted by under RESNET News

The Appraisal Institute’s Bill Garber and Sandy Adomatis introduce and explain the newly released and updated version of the Appraisal Institute Green & Energy Efficiency Addendum in this hour-long webinar with Elevate Energy. Appraisers can use this form as a worksheet to assess the value of high performance homes including recording the HERS Index Score.