RESBlog - Tagged ‘Energy Star’

NATE Adopts New HVAC Performance Verification Certification for Certified RESNET Home Energy Raters

June 7th, 2013 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET News

A new certification will soon be available for certified RESNET Home Energy Raters.  The certification is the North American Technician Excellence (NATE)’s HVAC Performance Verification Certification.    NATE is the nation’s largest non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration. The new NATE HVAC Performance Verification Certification for certified Home Energy Raters will provide

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RESNET Posts Map of Version 3 of ENERGY STAR Rater Training Opportunities

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

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires all Home Energy Raters to complete EPA training on Version 3 of ENERGY STAR for Homes to be able to certify ENERGY STAR homes after January 1, 2012.  The training must be completed by an EPA trained RESNET accredited Rater Training Provider. RESNET has posted an online map where

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The City of New York Launches Sustainable Contractor Designation Program – Recognizes RESNET Energy Smart Contractors

August 24th, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - August 2011

The New York City Buildings Department launched the Sustainable Contractor Designation Program, a new initiative that identifies trade licensees who demonstrate knowledge in sustainable practices through third-party certifications and agree to promote the use of green technologies to their customers. Those licensees who the Department indentifies as sustainable will have an icon in the shape

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NVR, Inc. Commits Its Home Building Companies to Market Their Homes HERS Index

July 21st, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - July 2011

NVR, Inc., one of the largest homebuilders in the nation has committed its four divisions to have all of their homes energy rated by certified RESNET home energy raters and market their home’s HERS Index. NVR is the parent company for Ryan Homes.  Ryan Homes builds homes in Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey,

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Associated Press Runs Story about how Builders are Using Home Energy Ratings to Convince Consumers to Buy New Homes

May 18th, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET Notes - May 2011

Builders across the nation are seeing energy efficiency as a key to reaching consumers in a tight housing market. Large builders such as Centex Homes, Del Webb Communities, Meritage Homes and Pulte Homes have been committing to having all of their homes energy rated and marketing their homes’ HERS Index. The Associated Press reported on

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Andy Gordon of the Washington State University Energy Program Appointed Chairman of New RESNET Accreditation Committee

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

The recent amendment of the RESNET Standards created a new RESNET standing committee, the RESNET Accreditation Committee.  The committee will be responsible for the review and approval of applications for accreditation to be RESNET providers.  Provider accreditation was previously handled by the Quality Assurance and Training and Education Committees.  The RESNET Board of Directors has

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RESNET Posts Map of Version 3 of ENERGY STAR Rater Training Opportunities

April 25th, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - July 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires   all Home Energy Raters must complete EPA training on Version 3 of ENERGY STAR for Homes to be able to certify ENERGY STAR homes after January 1, 2012.  The training must be completed by an EPA trained RESNET accredited Rater Training Provider. RESNET has posted an online map where

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