RESBlog - Tagged ‘HVAC’

Attention Certified RESNET Home Energy Raters – New Business Opportunity for ACCA’s RSI Verifier Program

May 3rd, 2013 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET News

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)’s new Residential Service & Installation (RSI) Verifier Program is built on the power of third party verification and RSI Verifiers play a key role in the program. RSI Verifiers can determine and certify whether a specific HVAC installation has meet the requirements of the ACCA/ANSI HVAC Quality Installation

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RESNET Delays Implementation of Interpretation of the Definition of Conditioned Floor Area

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

On December 27, 2010, the RESNET Board of Directors adopted Formal Interpretation 2010-02 “Definition of Conditioned Floor Area”.  The interpretation developed by the RESNET Technical Committee defined the conditioned floor area as including: All finished space that is within the (insulated) conditioned space boundary (that is, within the insulated envelope), regardless of HVAC configuration. Includes

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RESNET Enters into Partnership with Blow-in-Blanket Contractors Association

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

RESNET and the Blow-In-Blanket Contractors Association (BIBCA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together in promoting home energy performance in the U.S. The major components of the MOU include: working with RESNET to develop Comprehensive EnergySmart Contractor Teams that would link HVAC contractors, insulation contractors and energy raters to undertake comprehensive home energy efficiency upgrades. RESNET Executive Director Steve Baden commented,

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HUD to Pilot New PowerSaver Loan Program

November 23rd, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Home Builders, Hot Topics, Job Opportunities, Legislation

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a new pilot program that will offer credit-worthy borrowers low cost loans to make energy saving improvements to their homes. Backed by the Federal Housing Administration, the new “PowerSaver” loans will offer homeowners up to $25,000 to make energy-efficient improvements of their choice, including the installation

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OptiMiser Software Program Accredited by RESNET as Rating Software Tool

October 27th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Auditor Information, Energy Efficiency, Hot Topics, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - October 2010

The OptiMiser software program has been accredited by RESNET to calculate home energy ratings. OptiMser passed the suite of software that RESNET has developed through the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.  The software tests include: BESTEST Tier 1 HERS Reference Home Rating Software Auto-Generation Test HERS Method Test HVAC Tests

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Enhanced Role for Energy Raters in Validating HVAC Quality Installation Requirements for Version 3 of ENERGY STAR Homes

July 27th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Efficiency, Heating & Cooling, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - July 2010

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), EPA and RESNET have jointly agreed on an enhanced role for Home Energy Raters in validating HVAC Quality Installation requirements for Version 3 ENERGY STAR Qualified Homes.  EPA and RESNET believe that additional checks are needed to ensure that the HVAC systems installed in ENERGY STAR Qualified Homes

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