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Proctor’s Without Borders Your Personalized Training Anytime – Anywhere

July 29th, 2015 - Posted by Kelly C. under Training Opportunities

Complete your training at your own pace and take exams when you want and where you want. No location or course dates to hold you back. You’ve NEVER seen a course like this! Not only can you take your BPI Analyst Training and Certification at your convenience – we have broken down the payments for

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RESNET Posts New User Friendly Advisory Version of Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating Standards

July 28th, 2015 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

RESNET’s standard publication control procedures require that the RESNET Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating Standards only be updated once every five years.  Since RESNET’s Standards are on continuous maintenance, the Standards are continuously being amended.  The amendments are added to the Standards as addendums in the back of the standards.  Due to the dynamic

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Volunteers needed for the upcoming U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon in Irvine

July 24th, 2015 - Posted by Heather Stafford under Upcoming Events

We are currently accepting volunteers and interns to support the upcoming U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, which will be held Thursdays – Sundays, Oct. 8–18 at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California. Open to the public free of charge, the Solar Decathlon gives visitors the opportunity to tour solar-powered houses, gather ideas

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CLEAResult welcomes CSG to the family

July 24th, 2015 - Posted by Marina Askari under Hot News

CLEAResult, a leader in designing and implementing technology-enabled energy efficiency programs for utilities, announced the finalization of its investment in Conservation Services Group (CSG). Together, the combined company will change the way people use energy on a scale not before seen in North America. Founded in 1984, CSG has helped build the residential energy efficiency

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OSHA Standard on Crawl Spaces and Attics Affects HERS Raters and Rating Field Inspectors

July 24th, 2015 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

Effective August 3, 2015, the new amendment to OSHA’s construction standard for confined spaces will extend compliance duties specifically to confined spaces of crawl spaces and attics.  To determine what effects the new OSHA requirements will have on HERS Rating companies RESNET requested an interpretation from our legal counsel. In summary our counsel found: The

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Momentum Growing for SAVE Act in Congress

July 23rd, 2015 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

The SAVE Act is a bi-partisan legislation aimed at incorporating the consideration of the energy performance of a home in the mortgage loan.  Passage of the SAVE Act has long been a legislative priority for RESNET. There is currently movement in the U.S. House of Representatives including the SAVE Act in energy legislation currently being

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State of Texas Adopts Energy Rating Index Option to Its Energy Code

July 21st, 2015 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

On June 16, 2015, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed HB 1736 into Texas law. This will move the state’s single-family residential code from the 2009 code to the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).  All local jurisdictions must comply with the new code by September 1, 2016. The new Texas code includes an Energy Rating

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