RESBlog - RESNET Notes – January 2011

Eurihea Speciale Elected to the RESNET Board

January 25th, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - January 2011

Eurihea Speciale of Building Efficiency Resources was elected as a representative of Rating Providers in a special board run-off election.  Eurihea’s education background includes undergraduate study work as a Construction Management major at Syracuse University. As a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Georgia State University, he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree studying Real Estate Development and

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RESNET Adopts Formal Interpretation on Definition of Conditioned Floor Area

January 25th, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - January 2011

The RESNET Board of Directors adopted a formal interpretation on the definition of Conditioned Floor Area (CFA) for rating a home.  The interpretation was recommended by the RESNET Technical Committee. The interpretation adopts the following definitions: CFA includes all finished space that is within the (insulated) conditioned space boundary (that is, within the insulated envelope),

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Opportunity for Certified Raters to Differentiate Themselves as a Leader in the Green Marketplace

January 25th, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - January 2011

Over the past couple of years, RESNET has developed a strong partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council, focused specifically on plugging RESNET certified home energy raters into the LEED for Homes process.  Each of our RESNET raters has the skill and expertise to effectively deliver the verification and testing programs required to meet LEED.

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RESNET Request for Qualifications- IR Report Reviewers

January 25th, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - January 2011

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 Recruiting Members of the RESNET Training and Education Committee

January 25th, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - January 2011

The RESNET Training and Education Committee is responsible for developing and maintaining the various RESNET certification tests and updating the training and professional development standards of the organization.  RESNET is recruiting individuals to volunteer to serve on the committee. The Training and Education Committee will have an ambitious agenda for 2011.  Tasks will include: Revise

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RESNET Members: Enhance Your Marketing Efforts: Leverage Homeowner Reviews

January 25th, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - January 2011

RESNET consumer research shows that before making any purchasing decision, the majority of homeowners will evaluate and compare energy efficiency raters and contractors online.   To draw in customers, you need to be in a prime position for them to find you online. Consumers are increasingly looking for positive reviews on such sites as Angie’s List,

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RESNET Looking For Member Success Stories

January 25th, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - January 2011

RESNET raters and contractors have been doing great work on behalf of homeowners across the country. To help get the word out, we’d like to feature some of that work on our website, on other online properties and in our marketing collateral, and pitch those success stories to the media. We’re looking for great stories

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