Across the nation there is a trend for builders to have their homes rated by RESNET HERS® Raters and to market the HERS® Index Scores of their homes. This movement has gained momentum with the International Code Council adopting an Energy Rating Index option in the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). The 2015 HERS® Index Scores are quite stringent. It is critical that certified RESNET HERS® Raters and Builders explore the number of options that are now available to cost effectively lower a home’s HERS® Index Score. A special feature of the 2015 RESNET Building Performance Conference is a track on Cost Effective Ways to Lower HERS® Index Score. The track is being offered by the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance. The 2015 RESNET Building Performance Conference offers a unique opportunity to learn first-hand about cost effective ways to lower HERS® Index Score. Nowhere else can you gain the information needed to help builders meet the 2015 IECC requirements. Sessions that will be offered on this subject include: Intro to the IECC, ERI, and the Basic Building Science Affecting the Performance Path (Steve Easley, Steve Easley & Associates) Insulation and Air Sealing Strategies (Gord Cooke, Building Knowledge) HVAC and Hot Water Strategies (Gord Cooke, Building Knowledge) Home Electronic Controls, Net Zero Homes, and How the Future of Building will affect the Code and HERS® (Steve Easley, Steve Easley & Associates) Shape of Things to Come – New Trends in Lowering HERS® Index Scores (KB Home, Lennar & Meritage Homes) RESNET has posted the listing of core conference sessions along with a description of each session and the sessions’ presenters. To download the listing of sessions click on 2015 RESNET Conference Core Conference Sessions Don’t miss this opportunity to catch up on the latest information and network with the leaders of the home energy rating and building performance industry. Catch the Power of Performance. Register for the conference today at 2015 RESNET Conference Remember January 16, 2015 is the deadline for the special “early bird” conference registration discount. For more information go to 2015 RESNET Building Performance Conference for more information.