RESNET COVID-19 Updates

Our world is changing dramatically all around us.  The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared by the World Health Organization as a pandemic. Here in the U.S. the President has declared it as a national emergency.

The spread of the virus has upended business travel and everyday life for all of us. It goes without saying that it’s disrupting how the HERS Industry is operating for the time being.  The HERS industry is being confronted with coping with trying to keep their staff safe while facing the economic pressures that are a result of the virus.

RESNET staff will be working with the Rating community on determining creative ways that will allow us all to keep our employees safe while getting our business done.

The most important thing that we can do is stay informed in the rapidly changing environment.  This web page is dedicated to educating the industry of this public health and economic emergency, keep track of RESNET’s response to this crisis and provide resources to the Rating Provider community.

RESNET has activated a dedicated COVID19info@resnet.us email address that will go directly to the Quality Assurance Team for QA questions and concerns. This email address is for specific questions to the QA team regarding remote QA, reporting, etc., during this time of disruption in our industry.

RESNET COVID-19 Announcements

April 3, 2020 – Temporary RESNET Protocols for Remote Field Inspections During the COVID Pandemic

April 3, 2020 – Temporary COVID-19 Emergency Payment Terms for Rating Fees

April 1, 2020 – Revised Procedures for Remote Inspections, Sampling of HERS® Ratings, Testing Alternatives, Rater Candidate Certification and Re-Certification and Entering 45L Federal Tax Credits Into the RESNET National Registry

March 26, 2020 Extension of RESNET Executive Director Emergency Authority 

March 20, 2020 Steps RESNET is Taking to Assist Rating Providers in Meeting the COVID-19 Panademic

March 13, 2020 RESNET Release to Rating Industry on RESNET Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

March 11, 2020 RESNET Staff Travel Curtailment Policy

March 10, 2020 Postponement of Spring 2020 RESNET Board Meeting

 

Resources for Rating Industry on COVID-19 Pandemic

Congress Passes $2+ Trillion Coronavirus Relief Legislation – Implications for the HERS® Industry

U.S. Department of the Treasury Releases Guidelines and Applications for The Small Business Paycheck Protection Program

RESNET COVID-19 Update RESTalk Podcast

How HERS® Raters and RFIs Can Limit Exposure to the Coronavirus

RESNET COVID-19 Remote Inspection Home Energy Rating Standard Disclosure Form