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Introducing RESNET’s New Program Director Ryan Meres

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

Ryan Meres has been hired as RESNET’s new Program Director. Ryan has 10 years of experience in energy efficiency, energy policy and building energy codes and has published more than two dozen case studies, reports and resources on those topics. He spent nearly six years at the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) where he led

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New Faces on RESNET Committees

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

RESNET’s committees are the backbone of the organization.  Volunteers that serve on a wide range of committees from technical to ethics and appeals develop RESNET standards, accredit providers and hear appeals.  RESNET’s success is due to the hard work of these committees RESNET has an infusion of new blood on its committees with the appointment

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The City of Boulder, Colorado Adopts Energy Rating Index Requirement as part of Residential Energy Code

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

The City of Boulder, Colorado has joined the ranks of states and municipalities that have adopted the Energy Rating Index as part of their energy code. Boulder’s action has put its residential energy code on a net zero energy trajectory. Under the new code, all new homes larger than 5,000 square feet must be net-zero

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RESNET is Accepting Comments on Proposed Standard Amendment on HERS Index Size Adjustment Factors – BSR/RESNET/ICC 301-2014 Addendum E-201x, Draft PDS-03 Deadline for Submitting Comments is June 11, 2017

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

In the past there have been concerns expressed that it was more difficult for smaller sized homes to achieve lower HERS Index scores than it is for larger homes. To address this issue the RESNET Standards Development Committee 300 authorized the release of a proposed standard amendment that incorporates a house size adjustment factor (BSR/RESNET/ICC

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Mark Jansen Appointed to RESNET Board of Directors

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

The passing of RESNET Board Treasurer Lee O’Neal created a vacancy on the RESNET Board of Directors.  To fill this vacancy the RESNET Board has appointed Mark Jansen of Energy Efficient Homes Midwest to serve out the remaining time of Lee’s term on the RESNET Board as a provider representative. Mark is a founder of

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RESNET Appoints Utilities and HERS Software Programs Advisory Council

May 3rd, 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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Clayton Traylor of the Leading Builders of America Appointed to the RESNET Board of Directors

April 26th, 2017 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

Clayton Traylor of the Leading Builders of America has been appointed to the RESNET Board of Directors. Clayton Traylor joined the Leading Builders of America staff following five years with Centex Homes where he served as Director of Government & Industry Relations and Sustainability Officer.  In this capacity, Clayton was responsible for the company’s political,

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