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2019 Cross Border Builder Challenge

July 27th, 2018 - Posted by emma@resnet.us under RESNET News

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT A friendly competition between American and Canadian Home Builders. Lowest HERS score in all categories wins! Home must be a 3rd party rated between January 29, 2018 and January 25, 2019 Awards will be presented at the 2019 RESNET Conference in New Orleans, LA. TO ENTER: Please submit builder information, HERC report including HERS

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SPONSOR & EXHIBIT AT THE 2019 RESNET CONFERENCE

July 26th, 2018 - Posted by emma@resnet.us under RESNET News

DOWNLOAD THE 2019 PROSPECTUS RESNET 2019 The 2019 RESNET Building Performance Conference will take place on  February 25 – 27 in New Orleans, LA at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel on Canal Street in downtown NOLA. Our theme this year is “Let Us Go Forward Together,” and given the New Orleans location, we’ve also adopted a conference

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory Research Finds Percentage of New Homes with HERS Scores Holds Steady Between 2016 and 2017

July 24th, 2018 - Posted by emma@resnet.us under RESNET News

Dave Roberts of the National Renewable Energy Research Laboratory (NREL) has been researching the penetration of the HERS Index in the U.S. housing market. His research discovered that in 2017, 23% of all completed new homes in the U.S. were HERS rated. This a 1% increase from the percentage of homes that were HERS Rated

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How A RESNET Standard Amendment Gets Approved

July 19th, 2018 - Posted by emma@resnet.us under RESNET News

13 Secrets to HERS Marketing Success

July 18th, 2018 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

Experts at the 2018 RESNET Conference detailed how marketing HERS scores builds business, plus details on the resources RESNET offers to make it easier for you grow. “A fundamental I have been preaching is that the vast majority of RESNET raters are good at what they do, but not as good at running a business,”

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RESNET Hosts Free Webinar: Five Priority Air Sealing Locations for New Homes August 16, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern

July 17th, 2018 - Posted by emma@resnet.us under RESNET News

Certified RESNET HERS Raters play a central role in helping builders transition to new, more stringent residential building energy code requirements, like the 2012 or 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), which require blower door testing. Some builders have reported difficulty meeting new air tightness requirements such as 3 ACH50. Proper air sealing is critical

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Listen to “Enhancing Consistency of HERS Rating Software” RESTalk Podcast Now Available!

July 16th, 2018 - Posted by emma@resnet.us under RESNET News

A key to ensuring the quality of HERS ratings is to enhance the consistency which the various accredited HERS software programs calculate HERS Index scores. Too often in the past, the same home could receive a different score based upon the software program being used. For the past four years, the RESNET Board has strived

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