RESBlog - Rater Information

Recurve Software Program Accredited by RESNET as Rating Software Tool

August 5th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Auditor Information, Rater Information, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - July 2010

The Recurve software program has been accredited by RESNET to calculate home energy ratings. Recurve passed the suite of software that RESNET has developed through the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.  The software tests includes: BESTEST Tier 1 HERS Reference Home Rating Software Auto-Generation Test HERS Method Test HVAC Tests

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Easy Way to Find Rater Training Opportunities

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

There has been a dramatic increase in demand for certified home energy rater training. In order to make it easy for persons to indentify rater training opportunities, RESNET has posted a map that shows rater training classes. The map includes the location and date of the training, the rating provider offering the training, and a

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BPI Training Affiliates Offering Rater Training Module on Combustion Safety Testing and Preparing a Work Order

July 27th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Auditor Information, Rater Information, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - July 2010

RESNET has entered into an agreement with BPI  to recognize their RESNET Rater supplemental Training Module for raters to be certified to conduct combustion testing and preparation of a work order. The Home Star legislation creates a path for RESNET certified Raters and BPI Building Analysts to conduct the required energy audit, testing, calculation of

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Letter to the Editor: Raters, Contractors and the New RESNET Web Site

July 27th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Auditor Information, Hot Topics, Rater Information, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - July 2010

Travis Hooper SEI Inspections Inspectors and contractors have always had a symbiotic and often hostile relationship. After all, contractors simply want to get the job done while the inspector is sometimes perceived as sadistically trying to make life difficult. In contrast, inspectors are simply trying to insure quality workmanship, while contractors are perceived as trying

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New Accredited Rating Providers – June 2010

June 15th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under New Members, Rater Information, RESNET News, RESNET Notes

Burgess Construction Consultants, Inc. (Texas) Energy & Environmental Rating Alliance (Nevada) Green Insight (New Mexico) ONtility Rater Services (Louisiana and Texas) Performance Systems Developmet (Connecticut, Kentucky, Massachusetts and New Jersey) Tacoma Energy LLC (Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kectucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virgina and West Virginia) U.S. Eco Logic, Inc. (South Carolina and Virginia)

Marketing Opportunity for Raters to Increase their Exposure to Builders and Consumers

June 15th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Job Opportunities, Rater Information, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - May 2010

RESNET has two visions for the success for the rating industry. The first is setting the standards for quality of rating services, thereby enhancing the credibility of the entire rating industry. The second is to help raters succeed in becoming profitable businesses. RESNET believes that the success of raters is everyone’s success.  Previously, RESNET posted

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RESNET Enters into Agreement with the Building Performance Institute (BPI) to Assist in Implementation of Home Star

June 15th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Rater Information, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - May 2010

ln anticipation of the Home Star legislation passing Congress, BPI and RESNET have been working to make it as seamless as possible for BPI and RESNET professionals to deliver services under the $6 billon retrofit effort. This cooperation will not only increase the business opportunities of our networks, but will also serve to set up

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