RESBlog - RESNET Notes – May 2010

Marketing Opportunity for Raters to Increase their Exposure to Builders and Consumers

June 15th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Job Opportunities, Rater Information, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - May 2010

RESNET has two visions for the success for the rating industry. The first is setting the standards for quality of rating services, thereby enhancing the credibility of the entire rating industry. The second is to help raters succeed in becoming profitable businesses. RESNET believes that the success of raters is everyone’s success.  Previously, RESNET posted

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Energy and Climate Bill Introduced in the U.S. Senate

June 15th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Climate, Energy Efficiency, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - May 2010

After nearly eight months of negotiations with Senators and industry and environmental groups, Senator John Kelly (D-MA) and Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) introduced legislation to address climate change, reduce oil imports, and create clean energy jobs. The bill’s overall goal is to reduce the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent by 2020 and by 83

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RESNET Enters into Agreement with the Building Performance Institute (BPI) to Assist in Implementation of Home Star

June 15th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Rater Information, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - May 2010

ln anticipation of the Home Star legislation passing Congress, BPI and RESNET have been working to make it as seamless as possible for BPI and RESNET professionals to deliver services under the $6 billon retrofit effort. This cooperation will not only increase the business opportunities of our networks, but will also serve to set up

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Home Star Legislation Gaining Momentum in Congress – Passes House

June 15th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Hot Topics, Job Opportunities, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - May 2010

On May 6, 2010 the Home Star legislation cleared an important hurdle, when the House passed the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010 by a vote of 246 to 161.  The bill that passed the House is an authorization bill which does not include funding for the program.  This means that in order for

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RESNET Proposes Amendments to National Home Energy Rating Standards – June 2010

June 15th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Posts and Views, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - May 2010

RESNET has submitted a set of proposed amendments to the Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating Standards for the standard amendment public review and comment process. The proposed amendments are: Revision of Proposed RESNET Thermographic Inspections of Buildings Standards – The RESNET Thermographic Inspections Standards Drafting Working Group drafted a standard for IR inspections.  The

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RESNET Selected as a United Nations Common Carbon Metric Pilot Program

May 26th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - May 2010

At the United Nations Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative (SBIC) meeting in Paris, France on May 18, 2010, RESNET was selected as one of the nine programs to pilot the Common Carbon Metric Protocol. In the pilot program, RESNET will test the development of building carbon emissions and energy performance baselines. To complete this task,

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Steve Baden and Philip Fairey Named to United Nations Committees

May 26th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - May 2010

Steve Baden Philip Fairey 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 goal of this effort is to be able

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