Draft PDS-01 of proposed Addendum 30: 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 are 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 International Energy Conservation Code.

RESNET has embarked on a comprehensive effort to enhance the consistency of HERS® Index Scores nationally. This effort includes the upgrading of its quality assurance standards to align with the RESNET Board Policies on Enhancing Quality Assurance Oversight that were adopted November 3, 2014. A portion of the initial draft provided for the public comment on was separated and considered through the amendment proceeding on proposed Addendum 29. The specific policy on financial separation that addendum addressed was changed by the Board of Directors and Addendum 29 was revised. The remaining components of the Board’s policies are addressed in Addendum 30. Public input on the initial draft resulted in substantive changes that are incorporated into draft PDS-01 Addendum 30. Those changes are presented here for review and comment.


Comment on Draft PDS-01, MINHERS Addendum 30

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Comments will be accepted only on the text in Draft PDS-01 indicated by the strike through/underlined red print text. 

The public comment period will be open for 30 days beginning October 15, 2018 through November 15, 2018.

After the comment period, RESNET Standard Development Committee 300 will consider and document each of the comments submitted and make appropriate changes. Any substantive changes to draft PDS-03 will be provided to the public for comment. When there are no more substantive changes the proposed final amendment will be submitted to the RESNET Standard Management Board for final approval.