RESBlog - Tagged ‘BPI’

Efficiency First Adopts Policy on Supporting of Programs that Offer Quality Assurance Oversight of Energy Upgrades of Homes

April 25th, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - April 2011

Efficiency First is a trade association of the building performance industry.  The organization was a very effective voice in the advocacy of the Home Star program in the last Congress.  The organization has adopted the following policy on supporting quality standards: Efficiency First is committed to ensuring the effectiveness of programs which promote residential energy

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EPA Announces That There is No Single Program for Credentialing Professionals for the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program – Door Now Open for RESNET Raters and ENERGY SMART Contractors

April 25th, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - April 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR is a federal program to encourage whole house energy improvements to existing homes.  In the past, EPA posted documents that listed the Building Performance Institute (BPI) as the only organization that could credential energy auditors or contractors for the program. In a March 2, 2011 announcement,

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2011 RESNET Building Performance Conference to Offer Comprehensive Retrofit Track – February 2011

February 10th, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - February 2011

A special feature of the 2011 RESNET Building Performance Conference will be a Comprehensive Retrofit Track. The track has been put together by the Building Performance Institute, Efficiency First, Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, and Affordable Comfort. Sessions that are being offered at the Comprehensive Retrofit Track are: Combustion Safety: Do No Harm Presenter: Joe

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2011 RESNET Building Performance Conference to Offer Comprehensive Retrofit Track

December 21st, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Conference, Recovery Through Retrofit, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - December 2010

A special feature of the 2011 RESNET Building Performance Conference will be a Comprehensive Retrofit Track. The track has been put together by the Building Performance Institute, Efficiency First, Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, and Affordable Comfort. Sessions that are being offered at the Comprehensive Retrofit Track are: Combustion Safety: Do No Harm Presenter: Joe

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RESNET Revamps RESNET EnergySmart Contractor Guidelines – Creates EnergySmart Home Performance Teams for Implementing Comprehensive Home Performance Improvement Projects

December 21st, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under contractors, Job Opportunities, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - December 2010

RESNET has undertaken an aggressive effort to foster the energy improvement of existing homes. To better meet the need for the training and designation of contractors to undertake energy improvements of homes and team up with certified raters, RESNET has adopted a comprehensive revision of its RESNET EnergySmart Contractor Guidelines. The most significant improvement is

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RESNET Adopts Policy to Allow BPI Approved Proctors to Proctor the RESNET Online Rater Test

November 23rd, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Rater Information, RESNET News, RESNET Notes - November 2010

The RESNET Training and Education Committee has adopted a policy that will allow Building Performance Institute (BPI) proctors to proctor the online RESNET National Rater Test.  RESNET Accredited Rater Training Providers will now have the additional option of having a BPI Approved Proctor to proctor the rater test in addition to libraries, schools, colleges or

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RESNET Adopts Guidelines for Combustion Safety Testing and Developing Work Orders

October 27th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Auditor Information, Energy Efficiency, Job Opportunities, Rater Information, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - October 2010

With the growing interest by consumers, utilities and governments in comprehensive retrofits, the RESNET Board of Directors has adopted the “RESNET Interim Guidelines for Combustion Appliance Testing and Writing Work Scope”. The guidelines provide an opportunity for RESNET certified home energy raters and energy auditors to be trained and certified to undertake combustion appliance testing

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