RESBlog - Tagged ‘DOE’

RESNET Adopts Standard Amendment on Lighting, Appliance and Miscellaneous Profiles

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

After a public review and comment process, the RESNET Board of Directors adopted a standard amendment that changes the standards treatment of lighting, appliances and miscellaneous usage profiles.  The changes were recommended by the RESNET Technical Committee.  Recently,  a comprehensive DOE-funded study of miscellaneous loads in residential buildings conducted by the Florida Solar Energy Center

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RESNET Proposes Amendments to National Home Energy Rating Standards

March 16th, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - March 2011

RESNET has submitted two proposed amendments to the Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating Standards for the standard amendment public review and comment process. The proposed amendments are: Amended Lighting, Appliance and Miscellaneous Energy Usage Profiles Previously RESNET had a public review and comment process on amending the RESNET standards treatment of lighting, appliances and

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2011 RESNET Conference Offers a Unique Opportunity to Learn of New Federal Building Performance Initiatives

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

On November 9, 2010, Vice President Joe Biden announced the new Recovery through Retrofit Program.  The program has the following key features: New Home Energy Score survey for existing homes New FHA PowerSaver loan program to finance energy upgrades through the mortgage loan New Workforce Guidelines for home energy upgrades The 2011 RESNET Building Performance

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ENERGY STAR New Homes Version 2.5 Delayed to April 2011

December 21st, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Hot Topics, Legislation, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - December 2010

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that ENERGY STAR New Homes Version 2.5 has been delayed until April 1, 2011. Single family homes that are permitted before April 1, 2011 can continue to be qualified under the current v2 guidelines until July 1, 2011 (previously, this applied only to single family homes permitted

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U.S. Department of Energy Launches EnergySmart Home Scale Online Tool Kit

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

In order for consumers to invest in high energy performance homes, they need to easily understand the benefits of such homes.  The U.S. Department of Energy has launched a new online tool that should make this task easier.  The EnergySmart Home ScaleSM online tool is an interactive feature on the Builders Challenge website that enables

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Reminder: November 26, 2010 Deadline for Submitting Comment on Proposed Amendment on Lighting, Appliance and Miscellaneous Energy Usage Profiles

November 23rd, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Legislation, RESNET News, RESNET Notes - November 2010, Technical

RESNET home energy ratings considers all energy uses of a home including lighting, appliances and plug loads of miscellaneous energy uses such as clothes washers and dryers.  A comprehensive DOE-funded study of miscellaneous loads in residential buildings conducted by the Florida Solar Energy Center and National Renewable Energy Laboratory found that these loads are significantly

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DOE Calls for RESNET Members’ Comments on New Retrofit Workforce Guidelines

November 23rd, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Auditor Information, Job Opportunities, RESNET News

The Department of Energy is seeking input from RESNET members on new voluntary workforce guidelines for home energy efficiency upgrades introduced on November 9, 2010 by the Obama administration.   Vice President Biden announced a series of federal actions, including the release of the draft Workforce Guidelines for Home Energy Upgrades. “Because they hold a RESNET certification,

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