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Interpretations of the Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating Standards

RESNET Standards Development Committees (SDC) are responsible for interpretation and continuing maintenance of RESNET standards. The following are interpretations of the Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating Standards issued by SDC 200 Training and Education, SDC 300 Testing, Calculation and Labeling for Home Energy Ratings and SDC 900 Quality Assurance.

Interpretation Requests (IR) are submitted to the RESNET Standards Manager, (rick.dixon@resnet.us), on MINHERS Interpretation Request Form. The Standards Manager the forwards the request to the Standards Development Committee responsible for maintaining the standard to be interpreted. Interpretations are determined by consensus of the SDC.

Interpretation 2019-03 QAD Field Review

Interpretation 2019-02 Duct Insulation Inspection

Interpretation 2019-01 Independently Confirmed

Interpretation 2016-01 Multi-Family Building Ratings

Interpretation 2015-01- Detached Buildings

Interpretation 2014-04 Clarification of Training Ratings

Interpretation 2014-02 – Provider’s Challenge to Quality Assurance findings

Interpretation 2014-01 Deadline for an Appellant to file its submission of Documentation Supporting an Appeal

Interpretation 2013-01 LED- Lighting

Quality Assurance responsibilities when a Rater moves from one Active Provider (“Original Provider”) to another (“New Provider”)

Interpretation 2011-01 Guidance to Home Energy Raters for Domestic Hot Water Equipment that does not have an Energy Factor.

Interpretation 2010-01: Guidance to Home Energy Raters for Domestic Hot Water Equipment that does not have an Energy Factor.

Interpretation 2009-002: Alternative Quality Assurance Procedures for Low Volume Raters

Interpretation 2009-001: Number of Ratings Conducted as Part of Rater Training

Interpretation: Number of Ratings Conducted as Part of Rater Training

Interpretation: Definition of Rating Field Inspector

Interpretation of RESNET Duct Testing Procedure – Table 303.4.1.(1)

SEER RATING FOR EVAPORATIVE COOLERS IN HOT AND DRY CLIMATES

November 11th, 2005

The RESNET Technical committee concurred that evaporative coolers can be more efficient than standard air conditioner coolers. Because of the lack of identified standards to create a SEER equivalency the committee decided to be conservative on the issue until more information can be found. The committee agreed to interpret the standards in such a manner that evaporative coolers would be assigned a SEER of 15. The committee will contact the California Energy Commission to see how Title 24 addresses evaporative coolers with the option of increasing the SEER rating if treated as such in Title 24.