RESBlog - RESNET Notes – April 2010

Draft RESNET COMNET Commercial Buildings Energy Modeling Guidelines and Procedures Submitted for Public Review and Comment

May 5th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET Notes - April 2010, What's New at RESNET

The first task of COMNET is to develop guidelines and protocols for commercial buildings energy modeling. COMNET has developed a draft set of Commercial Buildings Energy Modeling Guidelines and Procedures. The COMNET energy efficiency calculation process serves three distinct purposes: Establishing eligibility for federal tax deduction per 179D of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Calculating

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RESNET Posts Applications to Approve RESNET Rater Professional Development Training

April 21st, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - April 2010

Effective on January 1, 2010, RESNET has discontinued rater continuing education requirements.  Instead it has adopted rater professional development requirements.  The new standard requires: 102.1.3.3 Rater Professional Development. Raters shall complete one of the below three options: 102.3.3.1 Complete 18 hours of professional development every three years. The 18 hours shall include completion of 18

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RESNET Recruiting Building Performance Labeling Task Force – May 1, 2010 Deadline for Volunteering to Serve on Task Force

April 21st, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - April 2010

There is great interest at the local, state and national level in labeling a 
home’s energy performance at the time of listing. This would provide 
consumers an opportunity to compare a home’s energy performance when 
purchasing a home. RESNET is forming a Building Performance Task Force to 
make recommendations to the RESNET Board on adopting

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RESNET Adopts Guidelines for Qualified Builders and Contractors

April 21st, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - April 2010

In the past, there has been a gap between a quality energy audit and actual improvements being made to the home.  An energy auditor or rater would inspect and test the home and leave recommendations for energy improvements to the homeowner.  The homeowner would then have to fend for themselves to find a qualified contactor.  Consumers are

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Despite Downturn in the U.S. Housing Market, the Number of Homes Rated Increased in 2009

April 20th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - April 2010

The U.S. housing market is suffering one if its worse economic downturns in history.  In 2009, 374,000 new homes were sold, down from the 485,000 in 2008.  Despite this economic downturn in the construction, the number of homes rated through the RESNET standards has increased. In 2009 116,283 homes were rated, a jump from 2008,

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