Ryan Meres has been hired as RESNET’s new Program Director. Ryan has 10 years of experience in energy efficiency, energy policy and building energy codes and has published more than two dozen case studies, reports and resources on those topics. He spent nearly six years at the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) where he led energy code development, adoption and compliance efforts at the city, state and national levels. Prior to joining IMT, Mr. Meres was an ICC Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy, Building Energy Codes Program. He also worked at the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) as a Building Codes Consultant where he led the adoption and implementation of statewide energy and green building codes. Ryan successfully completed a HERS class in 2007 and served as an EarthCraft House Technical Advisor at the Southface Energy Institute, conducting insulation and air sealing inspections, and building envelope and duct leakage testing for builders. He is a LEED Accredited Professional, an ICC Certified Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Ryan lives in upstate New York with his wife, Amanda, and their three children. With RESNET, Ryan will take lead in managing and implementing RESNET strategic efforts such as the Water Efficiency Rating Index, the partnership with the International Code Council on educating code officials to have confidence in HERS Ratings demonstrating compliance to energy codes, assistance to state and local code jurisdictions in adopting the Energy Rating Index option, the RESNET Emerging Leadership Council, partnership with the Appraisal Institute in having appraisers consider the HERS Index Rating in the appraisal and assisting MLS in incorporating the HERS Index scores. Please join us in welcoming Ryan Meres to the RESNET team.