Rating Industry Achievement Awards
To recognize outstanding achievements in the rating industry, RESNET established the RESNET Rating Industry Achievement Awards. At the 2011 RESNET Building Performance Conference RESNET Board President David Goldstein presented the achievements awards selected by the RESNET Board of Directors.
The 2011 recipients are:
Advanced Energy RESNET Market Transformation Award
For almost a decade, Advanced Energy has been positively transforming the affordable housing market in North Carolina through its SystemVision program. As the only guaranteed affordable housing program in the nation, SystemVision homes are proven to be at least 15 percent more energy-efficient than code-built homes. In 2001, less than 10 percent of affordable single-family homes built in North Carolina had energy-efficient certifications. Now, more than 75 percent are SystemVision certified. These homes have diverted more than $1.7 million in energy costs from affordable housing homeowners in North Carolina.
Advanced Energy has been able to achieve such a significant transformation through partnerships with organizations such as the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA). Technical training and field support is provided to the more than 100 affordable housing developers who voluntarily participate in the program statewide, as well as their builders, contractors and raters. These training efforts, which transfer building science theory into practical solutions, have penetrated both urban and rural areas throughout the state, influencing businesses and organizations to step up their energy efficiency efforts. Through measurable data of high-quality affordable home performance, Advanced Energy has proven its commitment to the improvement of the North Carolina affordable housing market.
RESNET Board President David Goldstein presents the RESNET Market Transformation Award to Dan Lutz of Advanced Energy
Southface Energy Institute RESNET Program Leadership Award
The Southface Residential Energy Efficiency and Green Building initiative has directly impacted over 20,000 single family and multifamily homes through its research, education and technical assistance and helped to mentor other local, regional and national programs. The vision of the initiative is to transform the residential marketplace for energy efficiency, renewable energy and green building. It achieves this vision through a variety of integrated programs, each with their own goals and performance metrics.
As an innovator in the energy efficiency and green building industry since 1978, Southface has partnered with numerous utilities, Home Builders Associations, governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations and industry leaders on multiple programs that have grown the rating industry across the Southeast. Such programs include ENERGY STAR, Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, Building America Builders Challenge, WaterSense, Right Choice, Green Communities, LEED for Homes and EarthCraft.
RESNET Board President David Goldstein Presents RESNET Program Leadership Award to Dennis Creech, Executive Director of the Southface Energy Institute