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NAIMA to host Free Webinar “Buried Ducts: A New Path for High Performance Vented Attics”

April 10th, 2017 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA)/Insulation Institute has contracted with Home Innovations Research Labs (HIRL) to conduct a free webinar “Buried Ducts: A New Path for High Performance Vented Attics” on Wednesday, April 19 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern. The 2018 IECC laid out a prescriptive path for the use of buried ducts with fibrous

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Environmental Solutions Group is looking for an Energy Rater!

April 5th, 2017 - Posted by Alexandra Kirsten under Job Opportunities

Environmental Solutions Group, based in Greensboro NC, has an opening for a Senior Energy Rater. Looking for someone with 2+ years of experience. Energy Rater Description.doc (26 KB) This post was submitted by Alexandra Kirsten.

Free webinar on buried ducts

April 5th, 2017 - Posted by Jordan Doria under Upcoming Events

Green Builder Media is running a free webinar on April 19th at 2:00 PM eastern on buried ducts. The 2018 IECC laid out a prescriptive path for the use of buried ducts with fibrous insulation in vented attics, for all climate zones. This new path was approved because it will allow builders to get much

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RESNET is Accepting Public Comments on Proposed Substantive Changes to the RESNET Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating Standards Chapter 2 “RESNET National Standard for Rater Training and Certification

April 4th, 2017 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

Proposed Addendum 26: revises the Section 207.1.3.2 requirement for identifying potential combustion appliance safety hazards; adds references in Chapter 1 to Chapter 2; removes the “Confirmed” requirement from the probationary ratings requirement of Chapter 2, and; adds Standard ANSI/RESNET/ICC 380-2016 to Section 209 Normative References. Section 207.1 of the RESNET Standards lists the capabilities an

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RESNET Designates New Energy Smart Builders

March 30th, 2017 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

An increasing number of builders are taking advantage of the marketing power of the RESNET HERS Index Score. Recently builders from South Carolina to Utah have entered into Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with RESNET to commit to having their homes energy rated by a certified RESNET HERS Rater and marketing their homes’ HERS Index Score.

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U.S. Department of Energy to Approve Software Tools to Calculate Compliance to Federal 45L Tax Credit for Energy Efficient Homes RESNET No Longer Approves 45L Tax Credit Software Tools

March 28th, 2017 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

Beginning immediately, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will be responsible for the reviewing of software tools that calculate compliance of the federal 45L tax credit to builders who sell energy efficient homes. Previously the IRS charged RESNET to complete the review and send the recommendation to the IRS.  The IRS no longer recognizes RESNET’s

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Online ENERGY STAR v3/3.1 Revision 8 Available Now!

March 24th, 2017 - Posted by Dina Dillon under Training Opportunities

HERS Rater or RFI certified? You are among the few who can certify homes for the ENERGY STAR program, if you are ENERGY STAR-certified. To achieve your certification in the ENERGY STAR v3.1 program, save money and purchase our online course, instead of having to attend an in-person class. This 18 CEU course covers the

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