Reminder: November 26, 2010 Deadline for Submitting Comment on Proposed Amendment on Lighting, Appliance and Miscellaneous Energy Usage Profiles

November 23rd, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Legislation, RESNET News, RESNET Notes - November 2010, Technical

RESNET home energy ratings considers all energy uses of a home including lighting, appliances and plug loads of miscellaneous energy uses such as clothes washers and dryers.  A comprehensive DOE-funded study of miscellaneous loads in residential buildings conducted by the Florida Solar Energy Center and National Renewable Energy Laboratory found that these loads are significantly over predicted by the procedures required by the current RESNET standards. The study recommended changes to rating procedures for end uses already rated by RESNET standards.  The report also recommended procedures to rate the relative efficiency of additional end uses that are not included in the current standards. These additional end uses are clothes washers and clothes dryers.

The RESNET Technical Committee has proposed an amendment to RESNET standards to implement the recommendations of the report.

The amendment is undergoing an ANSI compliant public review and comment process.  Interested parties are encouraged to comment on the proposed amendment.  Public comments on the proposed amendment will be accepted until November 26, 2010. To download the proposed amendment and submit your comments, click on

Comments are posted real time and you will be able to review comments that were submitted.

After the comment period, the appropriate RESNET committee will consider and document each of the comments submitted and make appropriate changes. The revised proposed amendments then will be submitted to the RESNET Standards Committee who will review the public comment process then recommend to the RESNET Board for adoption.

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