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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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RESNET Proposes Amendment of RESNET Rating Field Inspector Certification Requirements

September 24th, 2014 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

A recommendation of the RESNET National Consistency of HERS Index Scores was for more robust practical testing for HERS Raters and Rating Field Inspectors (RFI). Currently RFI’s must pass a written multiple choice test.  This has created a great frustration in the rating industry because written tests are not the best way to measure a

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RESNET Forms Standard Development Committee 900 – Quality Assurance

September 23rd, 2014 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET News

RESNET has formed a new Standard Development Committee 900 – Quality Assurance (SDC 900).  The committee will be tasked with developing and amending all of RESNET’s ANSI and non-ANSI standards pertaining to quality assurance and sampling.  Following RESNET’s procedures for standards SDC 900 is balanced between producers, users and general interests. SDC 900’s chairman is

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HERS Rater-Inspector – Austin, TX

September 23rd, 2014 - Posted by Ariana Ramirez under Job Opportunities

ATS Engineers, Inspectors and Surveyors are seeking certified HERS raters for our Energy Services Department. We think it’s a great opportunity for the right candidate, and hope you will take a moment to consider if this position is a good fit with your career objectives. ATS is an established 100-person multi-disciplined firm headquartered in Austin

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RESNET Board Adopts Interpretation of Standard Requirement for Rating Field Training

September 23rd, 2014 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET News

The use of “confirmed rating” in Addendum 1, Section 204.1.6.2 of the RESNET on rater training testing is not the intent of this section of the standard.  The reference to “a confirmed rating” in the sentence, “However, at least one of the two training ratings shall be a confirmed rating conducted in-person with a certified

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