RESNET Standards require all rated features of ratings from plans be confirmed through field inspection upon completion of construction of the home. Such ratings are to be labeled as” from plans” (RESNET Standards section 22.214.171.124). The label is inaccurate in that it suggests only a rating projected from plans It does not necessarily promote the rigorous testing and inspections that back up the ‘rating from plans’.
The change proposed is similar to the labeling of a sampled home. Ratings for Sampled homes, which are projected ratings, are required to be labeled “This home has been certified using a sampling protocol in accordance with Chapter 6 of the RESNET Standards”. The proposed change also brings greater conformity to the labeling of projected ratings on homes.
The amendment is undergoing an ANSI compliant public review and comment process. Interested parties are encouraged to comment on the proposed amendment. Public comments on the proposed amendment will be accepted until Monday, June 4, 2012. To submit your comments click on RESNET Amendment Comment Online Form. Comments are posted real time and you will be able to review comments that were submitted by clicking on Comments Submitted on Confirmed and Projected Ratings.
To download the amendment, click on Proposed Confirmed and Projected Rating Amendment. Only comments made through the online system will be accepted.
After the comment period, the RESNET Technical Committee will consider and document each of the comments submitted and make any appropriate changes that are needed. The final amendment will then submitted to the RESNET Board for adoption.