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Focus on Policy, Programs and Codes at #RESNET19 Conference

Jan 14, 2019

2019 is shaping to be a critical year for the HERS® industry in terms of energy policy and codes.

There has been a significant change in Congress that will result in a greater discussion on clean energy and the 2021 cycle of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) begins in 2019.

The 2019 RESNET® Building Performance Conference offers a unique opportunity to learn on the critical developments in this area:

Opportunities for HERS® Raters with the IECC

Are you up to date on how the changes to the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) affect your business? While the 2018 IECC was just recently published in late 2017 and is being considered for adoption in several states and municipalities, RESNET is already looking ahead to the 2021 IECC development cycle which will begin with code change proposals submitted in January 2019.

Learn what’s ahead at the 2019 RESNET Building Performance Conference, with the conference sessions track on Opportunities for HERS® Raters with the IECC. There will also be an exciting opportunity during the pre-conference, for HERS® Raters to become certified ICC Energy Code Inspectors and become members of the ICC.

Sessions include:

  • What’s in Store for the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) Cycle?
  • New Business Opportunities for HERS® Raters – RESNET Positioning HERS® Raters as the Go To Resource for Energy Code Compliance Verification
  • The Dating Game: Energy Code Style
  • Oh No! Inconsistency in Calculating RESNET/ICC ANSI Standard 301 and 2018 International Conservation Code Section 406 Compliance Scores
  • Ratings for Energy Code Compliance
  • 2021 IECC: Potential Changes to the Energy Code that can Impact Residential Buildings
  • The Evolution of Energy Codes
  • What’s New in the World of Standards
  • Evolving Toward Zero in Affordable Multifamily 

Energy Policy and Programs that Will Affect Our Industry

Meanwhile, there are various other programs and policies from utilities, government, and the private sector that also an important effect on the HERS® industry. The track, Energy Policy and Programs that Will Affect Our Industry, will share with you what’s happening on the local, national, and even global level.

Sessions include:

  • Meet and Greet: Get to Know Your Friendly Regional Energy Efficiency Organization (REEO)
  • From Zero Energy to Zero Emissions: The Transition to Carbon as an Efficiency Metric
  • US Housing Market – The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
  • Advanced Energy Rebuild: A Disaster Brings Together Otherwise Unlikely Partners
  • California Dreamin’ – Path to Net Zero Energy Homes – California Zero-Net-Electricity New Homes Energy Code
  • Navigating the Rapids: Steering New Homes Programs Through Energy Code Changes
  • A National Retrofit Challenge to Meet the Paris Goal of 1.5 Degrees
  • Save More, Get More: Utility Sponsored Programs and Incentive Design
  • Moving Towards the Integrated Home – Connected, Interactive, Interoperable, AND Efficient
  • Building Performance as a National Policy Initiative is Back on the Table – The Results of the 2018 Congressional Election and What it Means for the Building Performance Industry 

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.  

RESNET has posted the listing of conference sessions along with a description of each session and each session’s presenters. To download, visit http://conference.resnet.us/program


Let’s Go Forward Together. For more information and to register today, visit 2019 RESNET Conference.


Remember – Early Bird Registration Discount Ends on January 24, 2019!