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RESNET and Earth Advantage Team Together to Make It Easier for Buyers of New Homes in the Portland, Oregon Market to Locate and Purchase an Energy Efficient Home

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

RESNET and Earth Advantage are excited to announce a joint initiative to make it easier to buy a HERS rated energy efficient home in the Portland, Oregon housing market. RESNET and Earth Advantage have agreed to work together to pilot the auto-population of HERS Index Scores into the Portland, Oregon metro area Regional Multiple Listing

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RESNET Board of Directors Adopts Formal Policy on Accessing and Sharing Data in the RESNET National Buildings Registry

May 15th, 2018 - Posted by emma@resnet.us under RESNET News

Since 2013, in order to confirm a HERS rating, the home’s building file must be entered into the RESNET National Buildings Registry (Registry). The registry contains invaluable data on hundreds of thousands of homes that have been HERS rated. The Registry contains data that is considered sensitive or confidential. For this reason, the RESNET Board

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RESNET Board Reaffirms Technical Basis of the Calculation of Energy Rating Index After Robust Investigation of Cost-Based Rating Index Option

May 10th, 2018 - Posted by emma@resnet.us under RESNET News

The basis for calculating Energy Rating Index and HERS Index is specified by ANSI/RESNET/ICC Standard 301.  This basis is the normalized Modified End Use Loads (nMEUL) method defined by Section 4.1.1. of the standard. There have been a number of proposals submitted to RESNET to reconsider the technical basis of the calculation of the Energy

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RESNET Enhances Its HERS Rating Quality Process with Hiring of New Quality Assurance Field Specialist

May 8th, 2018 - Posted by emma@resnet.us under RESNET News

RESNET Enhances Its HERS Rating Quality Process with Hiring of New Quality Assurance Field Specialist Introducing Billy Giblin The consistency and quality assurance of Home Energy Ratings is paramount to the success of the rating industry. RESNET is striving to make the RESNET quality assurance program the gold standard, and many initiatives are being undertaken

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K. Hovnanian Homes – Delaware Posts Facebook Page on Interactive HERS Index Score

May 3rd, 2018 - Posted by emma@resnet.us under RESNET News

The Delaware Division of K. Hovnanian Homes has posted on its Facebook an easy to use interactive tool for homebuyers to understand the HERS Index:   To view the interactive tool go to HERS Index Score Interactive Tool. K. Hovnanian Homes is the nation’s sixth largest home builder.  The company constructs homes in the states

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City of Tallahassee Utilities’ New Homes Program Offers Rebates for HERS Rated ENERGY STAR Homes

May 1st, 2018 - Posted by emma@resnet.us under RESNET News

The City of Tallahassee prides itself as being a progressive city with a dedication to sustainability. Tallahassee is located in the Florida Panhandle next to the Georgia border.The city is both the state capital and home of Florida State University. The city government operates a municipal owned electric and gas utility, City of Tallahassee Utilities.

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Zillow’s Consumer Housing Trends Report Finds 50% of New Homes Buyers Want an Energy Efficient Home

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

The Zillow Group’s Consumer Housing Trends Report 2017 recently asked more than 13,000 households about what features they want most in their homes. The report includes a listing of the top ten features that buyers of new homes buyers want most. Ranked #10 is an energy efficient home. Zillow reports that 50% of new home

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