RESBlog - Rater Information

Letter to Home Energy Raters from USGBC LEED for Homes

December 21st, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Hot Topics, Rater Information, RESNET News

Since its launch in 2008, the LEED for Homes program has experienced outstanding growth.  To date, LEED for Homes has registered more than 30,000 homes nationwide and seen over 9,000 units achieve certification so far.  The LEED for Homes growth curve continues to accelerate, with a major percentage of those numbers coming this year alone.

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Pennsylvania Energy Efficient New Homes Program Driven by RESNET Ratings

December 21st, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Hot Topics, Rater Information, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - December 2010

The Pennsylvania Energy Efficient New Homes Program encourages builders to build and consumers to buy new energy efficient homes within Met-Ed, Penelec, and Penn Power utility service territories. To qualify for the Pennsylvania program, a home must be at least 15 percent more energy efficient than the service area’s current local building codes require. Homes

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Raters Can Receive Required Professional Development Training by Attending the 2011 RESNET Building Performance Conference

December 21st, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Rater Information, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - December 2010, RESNET Notes - January 2011

Effective on January 1, 2010, RESNET standards require that certified raters must meet professional development requirements every three years. Certified raters can meet this new requirement by attending sessions of the 2011 RESNET Building Performance Conference. RESNET has adopted new procedures for documenting attendance of conference sessions. The conference program will contain a space by

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RESNET Posts Rater Professional Development Training Opportunities

December 21st, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Auditor Information, Rater Information, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - December 2010

RESNET’s standards require that certified Home Energy Raters receive professional development training to maintain their certification.  This training can be met by one of the following options: Complete 18 hours of refresher course(s) offered by a RESNET Accredited Training Provider every three years. Documentation of 18 hours of attendance at a RESNET Building Performance Conference

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U.S. Department of Energy Launches EnergySmart Home Scale Online Tool Kit

November 23rd, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Rater Information, RESNET Notes - November 2010, Technical

In order for consumers to invest in high energy performance homes, they need to easily understand the benefits of such homes.  The U.S. Department of Energy has launched a new online tool that should make this task easier.  The EnergySmart Home ScaleSM online tool is an interactive feature on the Builders Challenge website that enables

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Vermont MLS Now Includes HERS Index Score

November 23rd, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Efficiency, Rater Information, RESNET News

Homebuyers in Vermont can now easily find energy efficient homes.  The Northern New England Real Estate Network (NNEREN) has added fields to its MLS that allows REALTORS® to include energy efficiency improvements, Home Energy Rating scores, ENERGY STAR® Home and green building certifications to listings. “This is an excellent feature that will encourage energy efficiency

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Raters Can Receive Required Professional Development Training by Attending the 2011 RESNET Building Performance Conference

November 23rd, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Conference, Rater Information, RESNET Notes - November 2010

Effective on January 1, 2010, RESNET standards require that certified raters must meet professional development requirements every three years. Certified raters can meet this new requirement by attending sessions of the 2011 RESNET Building Performance Conference. RESNET has adopted new procedures for documenting attendance of conference sessions. The conference program will contain a space by

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