RESBlog - RESNET Notes – June 2010

RESNET Proposes Amendment on the Calculation of the Cost Effectiveness of Energy Efficiency Improvements

June 14th, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - June 2010

Fannie Mae has recently changed its Energy Improvement Mortgage (EIM) requirements to include a provision that the energy improvements to the home must be cost effective as measured by their Net Present Value (NPV), with positive values considered cost effective and negative values considered not cost effective. In other words, the present value of the

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“Shaping the Future” is the Theme of the 2011 RESNET Building Performance Conference

June 28th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Conference, Job Opportunities, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - June 2010, Upcoming Events

The RESNET Building Performance Conference is the premier national forum on home energy ratings, residential energy efficiency financing, and building performance business development.  The 2010 RESNET Building Performance Conference will take place on February 28 to March 2, 2011 at the Hilton Disney Hotel in Lake Buena Vista, Florida in the Orlando, Florida metropolitan area.

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New Appointments to RESNET Standing Committees – Iain Walker of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Bernadette Rivera of the Laborers International Union Training and Education Fund

June 28th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - June 2010

The RESNET Board of Directors has expanded the scope of its Technical Committee and Education and Training Committee.  Iain Walker of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory was appointed to serve on the RESNET Technical Committee and Bernadette Rivera of the Laborers International Union Training and Education Fund was appointed to the RESNET Training and Education

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Dave Bell Appointed to RESNET Board of Directors

June 28th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - June 2010

Dave Bell of Masco’s Environments for Living has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the RESNET Board of Directors.  Dave has served as the National Sales Manager (1/06-5/09) and the Director of Building Science (6/09 – present) for the Environments for Living Program.  Executive Director of RESNET, Steve Baden, welcomed Dave Bell to the

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USGBC Formally Recognizes RESNET Green Rater Designation as Meeting Prerequisites for LEED Home Green Rater

June 28th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Efficiency, Hot Topics, New Members, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - June 2010

The US Green Building Council has formally recognized RESNET Green Rater designation for the LEED for Homes Green Rater Eligibility Qualifications. In the LEED for Homes Green Rater eligibility requirements, the USGBC states that the RESNET Green Rater training will meet the requirement of a minimum of 8 hours of education on comprehensive residential green

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Home Star Legislation Continues to Make Progress in Congress – Provision Added for Tax Credit for Reducing HERS Index

June 28th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Hot Topics, Legislation, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - June 2010

The U.S. House of Representatives based an authorization bill for Home Star in early May 2010.  On May 25th, the Senate version of the legislation was referred to the Senate Finance Committee, which has not acted on the legislation.  Before the legislation can be signed into law by the President, the Senate must pass its

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House Passes Extension of Energy Efficient Homes Tax Credit – But Senate Action Blocked by Republican Filibuster

June 28th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Efficiency, Legislation, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - June 2010

On May 28, 3010, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 4213 that included the extension of the $2,000 federal tax credit for energy efficient new homes.  Below is the language that was passed: SEC. 206. NEW ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME CREDIT. (a) IN GENERAL.—Subsection (g) of section 45L is amended by striking ‘‘December 31, 2009’’

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