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RESNET and Panasonic Produces HERS Rater Training Video on Most Common Testing for Exhaust Ventilation Flow

April 17th, 2018 - Posted by under RESNET News

RESNET and Panasonic has jointly produced a HERS Rater training video, “Measuring Ventilation Airflow – Why and How”. The 21-minute video’s purpose is to show HERS Raters the most common testing methods for exhaust ventilation airflow. Austin, Texas homebuilder Matt Risinger is the narrator of the production.  Mr. Risinger begins with an interview with Kristof

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Intermountain Gas Company Whole Home Efficiency Program Offers Rebates to Builders Who Build HERS Rated ENERGY STAR Homes

April 12th, 2018 - Posted by under RESNET News

As part of the Intermountain Gas Company’s new Energy Efficiency Program, the natural gas utility’s Whole Home Program is offering rebates of $1,200 for builders who build homes with a HERS Index Score of 75 or less and are certified as ENERGY STAR.  The goal of the brand new Energy Efficiency program is to encourage

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RESNET Congratulates New (ICC) Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiners

April 11th, 2018 - Posted by under RESNET News

RESNET congratulates those who recently passed the International Code Council (ICC) Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner Certification exam. The testing was offered as part of pre-conference programming, prior to the 2018 RESNET Building Performance Conference in Orlando, Florida. Participants also took advantage of the free training offered by ICC:   Nick Barry PEG, LLC   Todd

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RESNET Designates New EnergySmart Builders

April 5th, 2018 - Posted by under RESNET News

An increasing number of builders are taking advantage of the marketing power of the RESNET HERS Index Score. Recently builders from New York to Washington 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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New Report Shows Lower HERS Index Scores Command Better Sales Price

April 3rd, 2018 - Posted by under RESNET News

The North Carolina Building Performance Association (NCBPA) announced the release of its third annual energy efficient, green and high-performance home and building report, “2017 North Carolina Energy Efficient, Green and High Performance Home and Building Inventory Report”. The report analyzed 34,152 high performance homes and buildings being built or retrofitted in North Carolina in 2016.

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On the Path to Net Zero Energy Homes Over 2,000 Homes Receiving a HERS Index of 40 or Less in 2017

March 29th, 2018 - Posted by under RESNET News

Many people consider a HERS Index Score of 40 or less as a tipping point to net zero energy homes. In 2017, there were 2,099 homes that were HERS Rated and had a HERS Index Score of 40 or less. The breakdown of the number of homes with a HERS Index Score of 40 or

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Home Energy Performance Maximized Again Through 2018 RESNET Cross Border Builder Challenge

March 27th, 2018 - Posted by under RESNET News

The award winners of the 2018 RESNET Cross Border Home Builder Challenge, which helps promote the utilization of the HERS Index have been announced by Steve Baden, Executive Director of RESNET, and John Godden, President of the Canadian counterpart CRESNET at the 2018 RESNET Building Performance in Orlando, Florida. “With over 2 million homes rated

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