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Call for Volunteers to Serve on RESNET Utilities and HERS Software Programs Advisory Council

March 23rd, 2017 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

Utility energy efficient homes programs are increasingly using HERS raters for verification of the performance of homes.  A recent report published by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) found that a majority of utility new homes programs rely on HERS ratings for compliance verification. It is critical to utility new homes programs that the calculated

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2017 RESNET Cross Border Challenge Awards Announced

March 21st, 2017 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

The award winners of the 2017 RESNET Cross Border Home Builder Challenge, which helps promote the utilization of the HERS (Home Energy Rating System) Index were announced by Roy Honican, President of the RESNET Board of Directors and John Godden, President of the Canadian counterpart, CRESNET, at the 2017 RESNET Building Performance Conference in Scottsdale,

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Federal Tax Credit for Energy Efficient Homes Future is Bleak

March 16th, 2017 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

The $2,000 federal tax credit for builders who build and sell energy efficient homes (45L) expired on December 31, 2016.  In the previous Congress there was no introduction of legislation to extend the credit. The future of the credit is problematic.  There has been no movement in the 115th Congress to extend either the 45L

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Curt Rich, President and CEO of the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association, Elected to the RESNET Board of Directors

March 14th, 2017 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

The President and CEO of the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA), Curt Rich, has been elected to the RESNET Board of Directors. Curt was elected as the new chairman of the RESNET Suppliers Advisory Board which automatically elected him to the RESNET Board as the representative of the Suppliers Advisory Board. As President and

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In Memory Lee O’Neal RESNET Board Treasurer

March 10th, 2017 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

RESNET lost a great friend with the passing of Lee O’Neal this week. Lee served on the RESNET Board since 2004.  He also served as the RESNET Board Treasurer and chairman of the RESNET Ethics and Appeals Committee. The RESNET Board and staff all feel a keen sense of loss from losing an ally and

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Draft RESNET Water Efficiency Rating Index Technical Guidelines Open for Public Review and Comment

March 9th, 2017 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

For the past two years a group of water and energy efficiency professionals have been developing the RESNET Water Efficiency Rating (WER) Index.  RESNET is partnering with the International Code Council (ICC) to develop a national consensus standard for a Water Efficiency Rating Index (WER Index). The development of the national standard is co-chaired by:

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Bipartisan Energy Efficiency Legislation Introduced in U.S. Senate Includes Provision for Enhanced Energy Efficiency Mortgage Underwriting

March 1st, 2017 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

The new 115th Congress is now underway. Despite the current great political divide in Washington, there is a glimmer of bipartisanship. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) have reintroduced the “Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act” (S. 385), better known as the Portman-Shaheen Act. Early co-sponsors of the bill are Senators Michael Bennet

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