Draft PDS-01 MINHERS Addendum 78f, Single Family Sampling (Comment Opens June 12, 2024)

Addendum 78f amends Chapter 6 of the RESNET MINHERS to eliminate the option of Sampled ratings for single family homes beginning January 1, 2025. 

An interim version, Addendum 78i, setting the sunset date has been adopted and is in effect. Public review and comment is being conducted for the first draft of the permanent version of the addendum, Addendum 78f. The interim version will be in effect until completion and approval of the permanent version. The addenda implement RESNET’s policy that the RESNET HERS will be maintained to be consistent with the US EPA EnergyStar program policy of not allowing sampling for single family homes beginning January 1, 2025.

The public comment period will begin June 12th, 2024, and end July 12th, 2024. Comments will only be accepted on changes indicated by strike through and underlined text in red print in the file.

To review the draft Addendum, click on Draft PDS-01, MINHERS Addendum 78f, Single Family Sampling

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Entry Date: June 13, 2024 at 2:42 PM

Full Name: Gayathri Vijayakumar

Affiliation: Steven Winter Associates, Inc.

Address: 55 N Water Street Norwalk, Connecticut 06854

Phone Number: 203-535-4503

Email: gayathri@swinter.com

Page Number: 1

Section/Table/Figure Number: 600.2

Comment Intent: Not an Objection

Comment Type: Technical


Given that the intent is to better align with the ENERGY STAR policy regarding sampling, it would be best if the scope was more explicit about the types of homes that are NOT permitted to use sampling. The text should be clear whether sampling may be used on Townhomes, duplexes, or sleeping units.

Proposed Change to Amendment:

600.2 Scope

This standard establishes the procedures for energy modeling, labeling, inspections, testing, quality assurance by Sampling Providers, and Sampling Provider Accreditation criteria as they pertain to Sampling. The procedures described in this chapter are applicable to Dwelling Units and Sleeping Units within one or more multifamily buildings. The procedures described in this chapter are not applicable to one- or two-family homes or townhouses.

This standard does not provide any warranty, either explicit or implied, that Sampled Dwelling Units will meet or exceed the Threshold Specifications for the Sample Set. There may be instances in which local laws or regulations differ from these Standards. In such instances, local law or regulation shall take precedence over this standard

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