RESBlog - Rater Information

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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RESNET Adopts Policy to Allow BPI Approved Proctors to Proctor the RESNET Online Rater Test

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

The RESNET Training and Education Committee has adopted a policy that will allow Building Performance Institute (BPI) proctors to proctor the online RESNET National Rater Test.  RESNET Accredited Rater Training Providers will now have the additional option of having a BPI Approved Proctor to proctor the rater test in addition to libraries, schools, colleges or

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U.S. Department of Energy’s New Home Energy Score Presents Opportunity for RESNET Home Energy Survey Professionals

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

New Home Energy Score On November 9, 2010, Secretary of Energy Chu announced the launch of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Home Energy Score pilot program. The Home Energy Score will offer homeowners a straightforward survey about their homes’ energy efficiency.   A report provides consumers with a home energy score between 1 and 10, and

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Raters – How to Find Training Opportunities for Meeting RESNET’s Professional Development Requirements

October 27th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Rater Information, RESNET News

Raters outside the state of California are required to have eighteen hours of RESNET approved professional development credits every three years. To view RESNET approved rater professional development opportunities, click on http://archive.resnet.us/rater/ce_credits/events/default.aspx RESNET is continually approving rater professional development training courses so check back on the site often. Only RESNET accredited rater training providers are

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RESNET Adopts Guidelines for Combustion Safety Testing and Developing Work Orders

October 27th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Auditor Information, Energy Efficiency, Job Opportunities, Rater Information, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - October 2010

With the growing interest by consumers, utilities and governments in comprehensive retrofits, the RESNET Board of Directors has adopted the “RESNET Interim Guidelines for Combustion Appliance Testing and Writing Work Scope”. The guidelines provide an opportunity for RESNET certified home energy raters and energy auditors to be trained and certified to undertake combustion appliance testing

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