RESBlog - Tagged ‘standards’

RESNET Adopts Auxiliary Electric Energy of Ground Source Heat Pumps Amendment

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

The RESNET Board of Directors adopted the amending of the RESNET standards on calculating the auxiliary electric energy of ground source heat pumps. The amendment was proposed by the RESNET Technical Committee and underwent the RESNET standards amendment public review and comment process. There were errors in the original amendment on Auxiliary Electric Energy of

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RESNET Adopts New Standard on Performance Testing, Combustion Appliance Testing and Work Scope Development

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

The RESNET Board of Directors adopted a new chapter on the RESNET national home energy rating standards.  The new chapter sets the requirements for performance testing, combustion appliance testing and work orders.  The new chapter was proposed by the RESNET Technical Committee and underwent the RESNET standards amendment public review and comment process. The new

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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 Recruiting Members for a RESNET Sampling Standard Revisions Taskforce

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

Since its adoption in January 1, 2008, tens of thousands of homes have been rated using the RESNET Sampling Protocols (Chapter 6 of the Standards).  With no changes to Chapter 6 since its adoption, and lots of experience and lessons learned since that time, RESNET is going to undertake an effort to review the Sampling

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RESNET Board Adopts Policy on the Effective Dates of Standard Amendments and Interpretations

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

To provide clarity and reasonable transition times, the RESNET Board of Directors has adopted a new policy on the effective dates of standard amendments and interpretations.  The policy requires that all proposed amendments and interpretations must contain an effective date.  RESNET staff is directed to return all proposed amendments or interpretations that do not have

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RESNET Adopts Major Revisions to its Quality Assurance Provisions

December 21st, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - December 2010

The RESNET Board of Directors has amended RESNET’s quality assurance provisions after two years of vetting and a public review and comment process by the RESNET Quality Assurance and Ethics Committee.. The changes will result in a more robust quality assurance oversight and increase public confidence in RESNET’s energy performance assessments. To review the amendment

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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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