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New RESTalk Podcast: “RESNET New Water Efficiency Rating Standard, HERSH2O, and What It Means to You”

Jul 2, 2018

Listen to the Newest Episode of the RESTalk Podcast

“RESNET New Water Efficiency Rating Standard, HERSH2O®, and What It Means to You “

In RESTalk’s newest episode, host Bill Spohn welcomes Ryan Meres, Program Director for RESNET, who discusses the new the water rating index, HERSH2O® .

In the podcast, Ryan takes us on a journey describing many facets of HERSH2O® including the driving forces behind this project, how this standard is being developed, as well as the efforts being put in to provide the highest quality data in a water rating.
He walks us through the process of a HERSH2O® rating demonstrating how it easily “tacks on” to a Home Energy Rating Score (HERS).
Ryan points out that some aspects of the program were built upon the U.S. EPA Water Sense program.
At the time of this recording, RESNET is looking to engage builders, raters and providers in testing out this nascent standard in the real world. Contact Ryan at ryan@resnet.us for more information.

To listen to the podcast CLICK HERE.

Our Host – Bill Spohn
RESTalk’s host is Bill Spohn, a podcast enthusiast. Bill is a committed building science proponent and registered professional engineer. He has over 30 years of experience in the HVAC industry and has interacted with RESNET since its founding. This provides a rare insight to RESNET and the building performance industry.

RESNET’s new podcast, RESTalk, is a new exciting way to stay up-to-date on everything RESNET and HERS, including initiatives, standards, technical and building practice updates, marketing, and more. The podcast features interviews with RESNET staff and guests from throughout the rating and home building industries, discussing a wide range of topics including current events and new technologies.
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A new podcast will be aired every two weeks.
Future RESTalk podcasts include:
  • “Enhancing Consistency of HERS® Rating Software” – Steve Baden, RESNET
  • “Investment in Growing the Demand for HERS® Ratings” – Valerie Briggs, RESNET
  • “Recruiting the Next Generation of HERS® Raters” – Matt Gingrich, Chairman of RESNET Emerging Leadership Council & Valerie Briggs, RESNET
Past RESTalk podcasts include:
  • Enhancing the Quality of HERS® Ratings a Conversation with Laurel Elam and Scott Doyle
  • RESNET 2020- Goals and Action Plan with Steve Baden
For past RESTalk episodes go to http://restalk.libsyn.com.