RESBlog - RESNET Notes – October 2010

RESNET Appoints Strategic Positioning Task Force

October 27th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Job Opportunities, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - October 2010

RESNET and the building performance industry are at a crossroads.  The current economic downturn, increased interest in increasing building energy performance of buildings by government agencies, and the convergence of interests with homebuilders and contractors have created new opportunities and challenges to RESNET as an organization.  Another development is the inclusion of COMNET and the

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When Selling Energy Efficiency, Don’t Say ‘Retrofit,’ Say ‘Upgrade’

October 27th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Hot Topics, Job Opportunities, Recovery Through Retrofit, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - October 2010

The New York Times reported that according to a recent study conducted by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that the truisms of “Give the people what they want,” “Know your customer,”and “Make it easy to do the right thing” works. For starters, the researchers said, don’t offer “audits” or “retrofits” — customers shy away from

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New National Poll: 9 in 10 Homeowners Trust an Home Energy Assessment Performed by Professional “Certified by an Independent National Organization”

October 27th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Indoor Air Quality, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - October 2010

Home energy efficiency is valued by the vast majority of American homeowners and would trust a home energy assessment performed by a professional certified by an independent national organization Key findings from the national survey sponsored by RESNET include: 89 percent of national survey respondents indicating that making their home more energy efficient is important

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RESNET and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America Enters Into Strategic Partnership to Promote Improvements in Home Energy Performance

October 27th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Legislation, Rater Information, Recovery Through Retrofit, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - October 2010

RESNET Executive Director Steve Baden and ACCA President Paul T.Stalknecht with MOU RESNET and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together to promote home energy performance in the U.S. The major components of the MOU include supporting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in its implementation of

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How RESNET is Working to Develop the New Market for the Energy Upgrade of Homes

October 27th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Efficiency, RESNET News, RESNET Notes - October 2010

By: Steve Baden RESNET Executive Director The building performance industry is facing a dynamic cross road. This article will explain RESNET’s perspective on the industry, where it’s heading, and RESNET’s strategies for leading the way. RESNET and its network of home energy raters have had a significant impact on the new homes market.  Since RESNET

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