RESBlog - RESNET Notes – December 2010

2011 RESNET Conference to Feature Pre-Conference Sessions, Home Tours and Reception

December 21st, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Conference, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - December 2010, Upcoming Events

The 2011 RESNET Building Performance Conference features unique building performance training. The conference is offering pre-conference training sessions that include 2-day, 1-day and half day courses. Registration for some courses is limited, so sign up today! Click here or a listing and descriptions of pre-conference sessions. A special pre-conference feature will be VISION and ReVISION

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Obama Administration’s New “Recovery Through Retrofit” Program to be Featured at the 2011 RESNET Building Performance Conference

December 21st, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Conference, Hot Topics, Legislation, Recovery Through Retrofit, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - December 2010

On November 9, 2010, Vice President Joe Biden announced the new Recovery Through Retrofit Program. The program has the following key features: New Home Energy Score survey for existing homes New FHA PowerSaver loan program to finance energy upgrades through the mortgage loan New Workforce Guidelines for home energy upgrades The 2011 RESNET Building Performance

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RESNET Request for Qualifications- IR Report Reviewers

December 21st, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Job Opportunities, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - December 2010, Technical

RESNET has adopted Guidelines for Thermographic Inspections of Buildings.  The guidelines require that in order to be IR certified by RESNET a rater or Building Performance Auditor must complete a course of study that fully complies with the Level I Guidelines of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing  (ASNT).   Those raters who have received their

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RESNET Posts Rater Professional Development Training Opportunities

December 21st, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Auditor Information, Rater Information, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - December 2010

RESNET’s standards require that certified Home Energy Raters receive professional development training to maintain their certification.  This training can be met by one of the following options: Complete 18 hours of refresher course(s) offered by a RESNET Accredited Training Provider every three years. Documentation of 18 hours of attendance at a RESNET Building Performance Conference

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ENERGY STAR New Homes Version 2.5 Delayed to April 2011

December 21st, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Hot Topics, Legislation, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - December 2010

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that ENERGY STAR New Homes Version 2.5 has been delayed until April 1, 2011. Single family homes that are permitted before April 1, 2011 can continue to be qualified under the current v2 guidelines until July 1, 2011 (previously, this applied only to single family homes permitted

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Wes Davis of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America Appointed to RESNET Technical Committee

December 21st, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - December 2010

Wes Davis, Director of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America’s (ACCA) Quality Assured Program, has been appointed to serve on RESNET’s Technical Committee. RESNET has entered into a strategic partnership with ACCA to promote improved energy performance for both new and existing homes.  ACCA is a group of over 4,000 air conditioning contractors who work

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Results of the 2010 RESNET Board of Directors Election

December 21st, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - December 2010

RESNET Board Members serve two year scattered terms.  This year, the terms of three Rater Member Representatives, two Rating Provider  Representatives, one Rating Software Provider Representative and one Associate Member Representative were up.  RESNET completed an online election for the above seats.  The following individuals were elected in the 2010 RESNET Board Election: Rater Member

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