RESBlog - RESNET Notes – July 2011

Invitation to Attend the EEBA Conference

July 21st, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - July 2011

RESNET and the Energy and Environmental Building Association (EEBA) are proud to team up and provide you with a unique opportunity for building science education, training and professional development. Let EEBA help you save on elite building science education and training. Whether you’re an architect, builder, energy rater, realtor, contractor or consultant, stretching your budget

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Request for Nominations for Sessions to be Offered at the 2012 RESNET Building Performance Conference Extended to August 15, 2011

July 21st, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - July 2011

The 2012 RESNET Building Performance Conference will take place in Austin, Texas from February 27 – 29, 2012. The theme of the 2012 RESNET Conference is “Let’s Get Down to Business.” RESNET’s goal is to make the annual conference a memorable learning experience for attendees. RESNET is seeking nominations for sessions and presenters to be

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Jeffrey T. Mezger, President and CEO of KB Home and Chairman of the Leading Builders of America to Give a Key Note Address at the 2012 RESNET Building Performance Conference

July 21st, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - July 2011

A special feature of the 2012 RESNET Building Performance Conference that will take place on February 27 – 29 in Austin, Texas is that Jeffrey T. Mezger, President and CEO of KB Home will be giving a key note address at the conference’s general session. Mr. Mezger serves as President, Chief Executive Officer and a

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RESNET Executive Director Steve Baden Elected to United Nations Steering Committee on Developing Sustainable Buildings Index

July 21st, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - July 2011

The United Nations has formed the Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative (SBCI) to incorporate building energy efficiency into the new international climate treaty. The SBCI is developing a set of international metrics for the calculation of carbon savings by improving building energy performance. The metric would be able to credit improved building performance in meeting

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Michael Blasnik and Bruce Harley are Recipients of the 2011 RESNET Executive Director Award

July 21st, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - July 2011

RESNET Executive Director Steve Baden has awarded the 2011 RESNET Executive Director Award to Michael Blasnik of M. Blasnik & Associates and Bruce Harley of Conservation Services Group. The RESNET Executive Director Award is presented to individuals who have made a significant contribution to RESNET. Michael Blasnik was recognized for his leadership in the development

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Sacramento, California Utility Launches Whole House Home Energy Rating Program in Conjunction with Comprehensive Home Performance Program for Existing Homes – Seeking California Home Energy Raters to Participate

July 21st, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - July 2011

In the past, it is been said the value of Home Energy Ratings has been for new homes and that there is no role for existing homes.  That notion is being debunked in Sacramento County, California where the local utility, the Sacramento Public Utility District (SMUD) is launching its Whole House Home Energy Rating Program.

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Long Island, New York Community Requires HERS Index of 70 as Minimum Code for New Homes – Model for the Rest of Nation

July 21st, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - July 2011

The market attraction of builders using the RESNET HERS Index to easily explain to homebuyers the energy performance is growing dramatically.  On another angle, local governments are beginning to base their energy codes on a HERS Index target. The latest community to do this is Brookhaven, New York.  The town has shifted from having their

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