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Draft PDS-02 of proposed Addendum 26: Changes regarding Chapter 1 reference to Chapter 2, HESP Candidate capabilities regarding CAS Hazards recognition, references to Probationary Ratings being Confirmed Ratings and Standard ANSI/RESNET/ICCC 380-2016

RESNET IS ACCEPTING COMMENTS ON PROPOSED SUBSTANTIVE CHANGES TO MINHERS CHAPTER 2

Draft PDS-02 of proposed Addendum 26 makes the following changes: revises the Section 207.1.3.2 requirement for identifying potential combustion appliance safety hazards; adds references in Chapter 1 to Chapter 2; removes the “Confirmed” requirement from probationary ratings requirement of Chapter 2 and adds a definition for Probationary Ratings, and; adds Standard ANSI/RESNET/ICC 380-2016 to Section 209 Normative References.

Draft PDS-02 of the proposed amendment does not change the following originally proposed revisions. Section 207.1 of the RESNET Standards lists the capabilities an individual must possess to become certified as a Home Energy Survey Professional (HESP).  Item 207.1.3.2 requires the HESP Candidate to be able to “Identify potential combustion appliance safety hazards related to previous retrofit work.”  There are several potential combustion appliance safety hazards that can be visually noted that may have nothing to do with previous retrofit work. There are other items that should be included in the Health and Safety section of the standards. This proposed Addendum 26 removes the condition of a relationship to previous retrofit work.

Draft PDS-02 of the proposed amendment does not change the following originally proposed revisions. This proposed Addendum 26 changes Chapter 1 to reference Chapter 2 rather than attempt to maintain the same information in both chapters leading to conflicting information within the standards.

Draft PDS-02 of the proposed amendment changes the following originally proposed revisions to section 205.2.3.3 and adds a definition for  Probationary Ratings.  The RESNET Standards are clear that only Certified HERS Raters may perform official Home Energy Ratings and that ratings uploaded to the Registry must be rated by Certified Raters.  Appendix B defines a “Confirmed Rating” as A Rating accomplished using data gathered from verification of all rated features of the home in accordance with Section 303.8 and Section 303.8 explicitly requires a Certified Rater perform tests and inspections. However, there are sections in Chapter 2 that use the term “Confirmed Rating” when describing the types of Probationary Ratings that must be performed by Rater Candidates to achieve certification as a HERS Rater.  These sections do not require the presence of a Certified HERS Rater for all Probationary Ratings. The proposed Addendum 26 changes the terminology in Chapter 2 to eliminate the confusion regarding Probationary Ratings and clarifies the intent of the sections in question.

Draft PDS-02 of the proposed amendment does not change the following originally proposed revisions.  Standard ANSI/RESNET/ICC 380-2016 was not completed and adopted at the time Addendum 20 added the Normative References sections to the standards. Standard 380 is now final and adopted by the standards (but with a delayed implementation date). The proposed Addendum 26 adds it to the Normative References sections.

Public comments on the changes to draft PDS-01 as shown in Draft PDS-01 of Amendment MINHERS Chapter 2-2013 Addendum 26 will be accepted for 30 days from posting on RESNET’s website.

To submit your comments click on RESNET Amendent Comment Online Form.

Comments are posted real time and you will be able to review comments that were submitted by clicking on Comments Submitted on the Changes to Draft PDS-02 of amendment MINHERS Chapter 2-2013 Addendum 26.

Comments will be accepted only on the changes to draft PDS-01 as indicated by the strike/underlined red text in draft PDS-02.

The public comment period will be open for 30 days beginning July 10 until August 10, 2017.

After the comment period, the RESNET Standard Development Committee 200 will consider and document each of the comments submitted and make appropriate changes. The revised proposed amendment then will be submitted to the RESNET Standard Management Board for final approval.