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Announcing the RESNET/CRESNET 2018 Cross Border Builder Challenge

Jun 22, 2017

Rules of Engagement

 A friendly competition between American and Canadian home builders

  • Lowest HERS score in all categories wins!!
  • Home must be 3rd party HERS rated between January 28, 2017 & January 26,  2018
  • Awards will be presented at 2018 RESNET Building Performance Conference in Orlando Florida.

Challenge submission’s deadline  is January 26, 2018.

To enter, please submit builder information, Home Energy Rating Certificate Report including HERS Index Score and picture of the house to:  rod@renewability.com

Enbridge Innovation Award – New this year!

With your individual house submission, submit what you believe was the most innovative measure to lower your HERS Index score. Besides describing it, a picture of the application would be useful for the judges to award the winner.

There will be one winner from all entries in the US and Canada and Enbridge will announce the winner at the 2018 RESNET Conference when the individual builder-awards are presented.

Award Categories Sponsored by Renewability Energy

 

  • Lowest score American Production Builder (> 49 homes HERS rated per year)
  • Lowest score American Mid-Size Builder ( 10 to 49 homes HERS rated per year)
  • Lowest score American Custom Builder (< 10 homes HERS rated per year)
  • Lowest score Canadian Production Builder (> 49 homes HERS rated per year)
  • Lowest score Canadian Mid-Size Builder (10 to 49 homes HERS rated per year)
  • Lowest score Canadian Custom Builder (< 10 homes HERS rated per year)

Note: electric homes must be a HERS 42 with a default COP input of 2.8, an EF of .9 and no solar to validate a competitive envelope with a natural gas home

Award Categories Sponsored by Dow

  • Net Zero Award American Builder
  • Net Zero Award Canadian Builder

Note:  Open to all builders and includes PV if HERS score is 40 or less without PV, lowest score wins!!

President’s Awards Sponsored by Icynene

  • These awards are for Production Builders both sides of the border that have HERS rated 50 or more homes between January 28, 2017 and January 26, 2018
  •  The Production Builder with the highest percentage of homes rated < HERS 53 during the above time frame wins the President’s Award
  • There are 2 President’s Awards: The RESNET Award and the CRESNET Award presented at the beginning of the 2018 RESNET Conference
  • These awards do not include HERS scores with PV

To submit, please provide: builders name, number of HERS rated homes, proof of number of HERS rated homes < 53 and HERS rater information to: rod@renewability.com