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The State of Hawaii Adopts Energy Rating Index Option to Their Building Energy Code

April 19th, 2017 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

The State of Hawaii has joined the ranks of states and municipalities that have adopted the 2015 IECC Energy Rating Index option. On March 20, 2017 Hawaii Governor David Yutaka Ige approved the incorporation of an amended 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) as the State Energy Conservation Code.  The State Energy Conservation Code version

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RESNET is Accepting Comments on Proposed Amendment BSR/RESNET/ICC 380-2016 Addendum A-201x Clarifying the Treatment of Attics and Crawlspaces During Testing and the Calculation of Essential Parameters Related to Attics and Crawlspaces

April 18th, 2017 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

The RESNET Standards Development Committee 300 authorized the release of a proposed standard amendment that clarifies the treatment of attics and crawlspaces during testing and clarifies the calculation of essential parameters related to attics and crawlspaces(PDS-01 BSR RESNET/ICC 380-2016 Addendum A201x). Public comments on the first draft resulted in changes to draft PDS-01 and those

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Save the Date! Into the Great Wide Open

April 12th, 2017 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

Into the Great Wide Open  Mark Your Calendar

NAIMA to host Free Webinar “Buried Ducts: A New Path for High Performance Vented Attics”

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

The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA)/Insulation Institute has contracted with Home Innovations Research Labs (HIRL) to conduct a free webinar “Buried Ducts: A New Path for High Performance Vented Attics” on Wednesday, April 19 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern. The 2018 IECC laid out a prescriptive path for the use of buried ducts with fibrous

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RESNET is Accepting Public Comments on Proposed Substantive Changes to the RESNET Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating Standards Chapter 2 “RESNET National Standard for Rater Training and Certification

April 4th, 2017 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

Proposed Addendum 26: revises the Section 207.1.3.2 requirement for identifying potential combustion appliance safety hazards; adds references in Chapter 1 to Chapter 2; removes the “Confirmed” requirement from the probationary ratings requirement of Chapter 2, and; adds Standard ANSI/RESNET/ICC 380-2016 to Section 209 Normative References. Section 207.1 of the RESNET Standards lists the capabilities an

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RESNET Designates New Energy Smart Builders

March 30th, 2017 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

An increasing number of builders are taking advantage of the marketing power of the RESNET HERS Index Score. Recently builders from South Carolina to Utah have entered into Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with RESNET to commit to having their homes energy rated by a certified RESNET HERS Rater and marketing their homes’ HERS Index Score.

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U.S. Department of Energy to Approve Software Tools to Calculate Compliance to Federal 45L Tax Credit for Energy Efficient Homes RESNET No Longer Approves 45L Tax Credit Software Tools

March 28th, 2017 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

Beginning immediately, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will be responsible for the reviewing of software tools that calculate compliance of the federal 45L tax credit to builders who sell energy efficient homes. Previously the IRS charged RESNET to complete the review and send the recommendation to the IRS.  The IRS no longer recognizes RESNET’s

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