RESBlog - Tagged ‘HERS’

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced in the U.S. Senate to Incorporate Energy Performance into the Mortgage Loan

June 6th, 2013 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET News

On June 6, 2013, Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) reintroduced the Sensible Accounting to Value Act of 2013 (the SAVE Act).  The legislation will rationalize the American mortgage underwriting process by including a home’s expected energy cost savings when determining the value and affordability of energy efficient homes.  To view the legislation

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RESNET Teams with TRA Certification International to Provide Home Energy Ratings For Modular Housing

April 24th, 2012 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET News

RESNET and TRA Certification International have teamed up to improve the energy performance of modular homes. TRA Certification International is an international accredited independent Registrar of Quality Systems in the field of systems-built dwellings which includes design review, certification and inspection services.  The company provides these services to hundreds of modular home manufacturers.  These production

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Registration is Now Open for the 2012 RESNET Building Performance Conference

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

The RESNET Conference is the only venue of its kind attracting key leaders in the home energy rating industry, building performance experts and residential energy efficiency financing professionals from across the nation. The 2012 RESNET Conference will be in Austin,  Texas from February 27-29, 2012. With the renewed interest in energy efficiency driven by spiraling

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September 2011: Momentum Growing for RESNET HERS Index – New State and Regional Builders Making Commitment to Marketing their Homes’ HERS Index

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

An increasing number of builders are taking advantage of the RESNET HERS Index.  Over the past month, builders in states ranging from North Carolina to Washington have entered into Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with RESNET.  In the MOUs, the builders commit to having their homes energy rated by a certified RESNET rater and marketing their

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RESNET and Masco Contractor Services and Masco Home Services Teams Up to Improve the Energy Performance of Existing Homes

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

Masco Contractor Services and Masco Home Services have agreed to work with RESNET to promote the improvement of home energy performance in the U.S. Masco Contractor Services and Masco Home Services will accomplish this goal through urging its contractors to become trained and certified as RESNET Energy Smart Contractors. The two companies will also recruit

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Boulder, Colorado Adopts RESNET HERS Index Requirements for Building Codes

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

The City of Boulder and Boulder County have joined the ranks of other local governments that are requiring   new homes to achieve a RESNET HERS Index target as part of the jurisdiction’s building code. The City of Boulder has adopted the Green Building and Green Points Program  which “encourages the use of cost-effective and sustainable

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Registration is Now Open for the 2012 RESNET Building Performance Conference

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

The RESNET Conference is the only venue of its kind attracting key leaders in the home energy rating industry, building performance experts and residential energy efficiency financing professionals from across the nation. The 2012 RESNET Conference will be in Austin, Texas from F ebruary 27-29, 2012. With the renewed interest in energy efficiency driven by

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