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Draft PDS-01 MINHERS Addendum 65f, Third Party Energy Efficiency Program HERS Ratings and Renewable Energy Certificates Ownership

RESNET SDC 300 has approved interim Addendum 65i which will remain in effect until replaced by the final version, Addendum 65f. The interim version is submitted as draft PDS-01 Addendum 65f for public comment. The changes to the MINHERS: (1) address how HERS Ratings used by Third Party Energy Efficiency Programs will be recognized and reported to the RESNET Registry; (2) add a definition for Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) and add the ownership status of RECs to the Minimum Rated Features (MRF), and: (3) removes a now redundant exception that expanded the Scope of the HERS to dwelling units in hi-rise multifamily buildings. The MINHERS currently adopts standard ANSI/RESNET/ICC 301-2019, whose scope includes dwelling units in all multifamily buildings, as its basis for Ratings. The ownership status of RECs is a required MRF where Renewable Energy Systems are considered for Onsite Power Production in the calculation of Ratings. Where recording the ownership statis applies it is to be characterized as either retired, retained, sold/transferred, none associated with system or unknown. The amendment that recognizes HERS Ratings used by government and private sector Third Party Energy Efficiency Programs is intended to address the problem that can occur when RESNET updates the standards for its HERS and Third Party EEPs that utilize the HERS Ratings do not change their requirements at the same time. The amendment allows the continued development of HERS Ratings based on legacy HERS requirements and those Ratings to be registered in the RESNET Registry with an identifier of what program they are developed for.

To review the draft addendum click on Draft PDS-01, MINHERS Addendum 65f, Third Party EEP HERS Ratings and RECs Ownership

To submit your comments, click on RESNET Amendment Comment Online Form for Draft PDS-01, MINHERS Addendum 65f, Third Party EEP HERS Ratings and RECs Ownership

Comments are posted in real-time and you will be able to review comments by clicking on Comments Submitted on Draft PDS-01, MINHERS Addendum 65f, Third Party EEP HERS Ratings and RECs Ownership

 

The public comment period will begin February 18, 2022, and end March 20, 2022.