RESNET Suppliers Advisory Board

RESNET EnergySmart Builder

Why a RESNET Suppliers Advisory Board?

Energy efficient product suppliers play a critical role in improving the energy performance of homes. RESNET sees the industry as a key strategic partner. To give suppliers a voice in RESNET and to benefit from the industry’s perspective, RESNET has created a RESNET Suppliers Advisory Board.

What is the RESNET Suppliers Advisory Board?

The purpose of the RESNET Suppliers Advisory Board is to provide an opportunity for suppliers to better understand RESNET; network with other suppliers, customers and HERS raters; and to provide supplier input to the RESNET Board of Directors. The membership is open to all suppliers who agree to the terms of the RESNET Suppliers Advisory Board Member Agreement.

Why Should My Company Join the RESNET Suppliers Advisory Board?

The RESNET HERS Rating is product neutral. It is a whole house energy performance analysis that allows products to compete on a level playing field and hence hasten the introduction of new products into the market place.

RESNET HERS Ratings are fast becoming a mainstream of the housing market. This is reflected by:

  • Builders use the RESNET HERS Index as a “Miles Per Gallon” consumer education piece on the energy performance of their buildings
  • Over 300 state and local code jurisdictions across the nation have adopted a HERS Index Score option to their energy codes
  • The 2015 and 2018 International Energy Conservation Code incorporate an Energy Rating Index Score option
  • Over 2 million homes have been rated and issued a HERS Index Score

The RESNET HERS rating is driving increased energy performance of homes. In 2016 the average HERS Index Score of homes rated in the U.S. was 62. This represents a 66% increase in energy efficiency of a standard existing homes and a 38% higher energy performance than a home built as recently as 2006.By having your company belong to the RESNET Suppliers Advisory Board you will be on the “ground floor” on industry discussions and given a “seat at the table” on the deliberations of the RESNET Board.

What Are the Annual Membership Dues?

The annual membership dues for a supplier are $10,000. RESNET is a 501 (c) 3 public purpose not-for-profit corporation. The RESNET Suppliers Advisory Board membership may be tax deductible to the company. Please check with your company’s tax advisor.

What Are the Specific Benefits for Being a Member of the RESNET Suppliers Advisory Board?


  • Representation on the RESNET Board of Directors: The RESNET Suppliers Advisory Board members will elect one of their members (Chairperson) to sit on the RESNET Board for a two-year term. This RESNET Board member will serve as the RESNET Suppliers Advisory Board representative on the RESNET Board and be a communications bridge between the RESNET Suppliers Advisory Board and the RESNET Board.

  • Annual Supplier Intelligence Report:RESNET will provide an annual report of data on HERS Rated Homes from the RESNET National Registry. This report will include a breakdown of aggregate HERS Rated home data by year, state, zip code and metropolitan statistical area. A few key data points to be covered in the report, include:

    • Cavity and continuous insulation R-values and installation grade for walls, ceilings, floors and foundation walls,
    • Window U-value and SHGC
    • Duct insulation and duct leakage rate,
    • Envelope leakage rate,
    • Air conditioner and heat pump efficiency,
    • Furnace fuel type and efficiency,
    • Water heater type, capacity, fuel type, efficiency and pipe insulation
    • On-site renewable energy system type and size
    • EnergyStar Certified Homes,
    • DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes
  • Marketing/Sales Support: One (1) free product marketing email distribution per year to RESNET members and the RESNET Conference attendee distribution list, permissions to use the “RESNET Suppliers Advisory Board” logo on the company’s web site, and other marketing material as long as the company is a member of the RESNET Suppliers Advisory Board in good standing.

  • Networking/Learning: A two (2) hour RESNET Suppliers Advisory Board meeting will be held at the annual RESNET Conference, with relevant presentations and access to the RESNET Board of Directors.

  • Industry Education: Opportunities to present relevant industry research and reports on a RESNET-hosted webinar that will be promoted to RESNET’s email distribution list of more than 8,000 home energy rating and building performance professionals.

  • RESNET Conference:
    • A complimentary 10’x10’ expo space (a $2,000 value) at the annual RESNET Conference and the ability to upgrade to a 10’x20’ space for an additional $1,000;
    • Recognition as a conference Sponsor;
    • Two (2) complimentary full conference/expo badges to the RESNET Conference (approximately a $1,000 value) for company employee use;
    • Conference room logo signage in conference educational session rooms. Each room will have only one company logo and rooms will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. Companies must supply their own logos to be posted. RESNET will set the size standard;
    • Member companies will be able to upgrade their conference sponsorship recognition level to the Premier sponsor level for an additional $10,000. The RESNET Conference Premier Sponsor is the superior conference sponsorship normally at a price of $20,000. This category offers premier recognition, an upgrade to the 10X20 conference exhibit booth, and up to seven complimentary conference registrations.

What Are the Obligations of RESNET Suppliers Advisory Board Member Companies?

  • Member companies shall assign a qualified executive to serve on the RESNET Suppliers Advisory Board.

  • Member companies shall assign a qualified individual to participate on at least one RESNET working committee.

Supporting Information

Members of the RESNET Suppliers Advisory Board