INPUT ON OPTIONS TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE RESNET QUALITY IMPROVEMENT WOKING GROUP – QUALITY ASSURANCE

Across the nation the RESNET HERS Index Score is fast becoming a mainstream in the housing market. Homebuilders are having their homes energy rated and marketing the HERS Index Score of their homes, Multiple Listing Services (MLS) are incorporating the HERS Index Scores in their listings and code jurisdictions are recognizing a HERS Index Score as a building energy code compliance option. With the increased visibility of the HERS Index Score RESNET is obligated to ensure that HERS Index Scores are as consistent as possible.

This need has been made more important with the International Code Council adopting an Energy Rating Index option to the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code.

The RESNET Board of Directors have adopted a series of policies to guide the process for adopting news standards and procedures to enhance the national quality and consistency of HERS Index Scores. The policies are posted at RESNET Board Policies on Enhancing Consistency of HERS Index Scores

RESNET has formed a Quality Improvement Working Group – Quality Assurance that will develop options to achieve the RESNET board policies. RESNET is seeking input from the rating industry on what options should be considered by the working group.

Input will be accepted through April 28, 2014.

To submit your ideas click on Online Form on Options to be Considered by the RESNET Quality Improvement Working Group – Quality Assurance Comments are posted real time and you will be able to review comments that were submitted by clicking on Options Submitted on Quality Assurance

Suggested will be accepted through Monday, April 28, 2014. Only input made through the online system will be accepted.