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RESNET Revamps National Home Energy Audit Standard – Creates New Comprehensive Home Energy Rater and Building Performance Auditor Classifications

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

RESNET has undertaken an aggressive effort to tap the existing homes market.  To better meet the need for independent energy assessments for the upgrading of home energy performance RESNET has adopted a comprehensive revision of its National Energy Audit Standard (Chapter 7 of the Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating Standards). The most significant improvement

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When Selling Energy Efficiency, Don’t Say ‘Retrofit,’ Say ‘Upgrade’

October 27th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Hot Topics, Job Opportunities, Recovery Through Retrofit, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - October 2010

The New York Times reported that according to a recent study conducted by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that the truisms of “Give the people what they want,” “Know your customer,”and “Make it easy to do the right thing” works. For starters, the researchers said, don’t offer “audits” or “retrofits” — customers shy away from

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