RESBlog - Technical

EnergyGauge Calculates New ENERGY STAR® HERS Index Target Automatically

March 7th, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET News, Technical

EnergyGauge is pleased to announce the release of our newest software version, EnergyGauge USA 2.8.05.  Incorporated in this release are several software enhancements designed specifically for energy raters.  In our effort to provide a complete energy rating and registration tool for HERS raters and providers, we have included a new HERS registration system, and automated

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Draft Builders Challenge 2012 Specifications

March 7th, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET News, Technical

U.S. DOE thanks many RESNET attendees for joining us for the session on the Draft Builders Challenge 2012 Specifications.  During this seminar, we talked about the purpose of the Builders Challenge and the revised program specifications which would take effect for Raters and builders in 2012.  Attendees offered a lot of great input, and now

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RESNET Request for Qualifications- IR Report Reviewers

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

RESNET has adopted Guidelines for Thermographic Inspections of Buildings.  The guidelines require that in order to be IR certified by RESNET a rater or Building Performance Auditor must complete a course of study that fully complies with the Level I Guidelines of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing  (ASNT).   Those raters who have received their

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U.S. Department of Energy Launches EnergySmart Home Scale Online Tool Kit

November 23rd, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Rater Information, RESNET Notes - November 2010, Technical

In order for consumers to invest in high energy performance homes, they need to easily understand the benefits of such homes.  The U.S. Department of Energy has launched a new online tool that should make this task easier.  The EnergySmart Home ScaleSM online tool is an interactive feature on the Builders Challenge website that enables

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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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U.S. Department of Energy’s New Home Energy Score Presents Opportunity for RESNET Home Energy Survey Professionals

November 23rd, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Rater Information, RESNET News, RESNET Notes - October 2010, Technical

New Home Energy Score On November 9, 2010, Secretary of Energy Chu announced the launch of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Home Energy Score pilot program. The Home Energy Score will offer homeowners a straightforward survey about their homes’ energy efficiency.   A report provides consumers with a home energy score between 1 and 10, and

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RESNET Accepting Provider Applications for the WaterSense Program

September 17th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - September 2010, Technical

RESNET is working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ensure that licensed certification providers are trained on how to certify new homes and that WaterSense labeled home inspections have been verified by a trained quality assurance professional.  RESNET is providing oversight to ensure that a network of inspectors, quality assurance professionals, and licensed

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