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Reflections on 2018

Jan 22, 2019

2018 was a dramatic year for RESNET and the HERS® industry.

The year saw our organization and industry in sound health as demonstrated by:

  • Strong Demand for HERS® Ratings – Over 236,000 homes were HERS® Rated in 2018 (surpassing the record-breaking 226,000 homes that were rated in 2017)
  • RESNET in Sound Financial Footing – RESNET has over $1.6 million in reserves
  • RESNET Properly Managed – Received clean bill of health from the financial audit

Notable accomplishments that were achieved in 2018 include:

  • Enhanced Field Quality Assurance – Hiring of Billy Giblin as RESNET’s Quality Assurance Field Specialist.  Conducting of field quality oversight inspections with 25 RESNET accredited Rating Providers in 8 states.
  • Worked in Partnership with the Appraisal Institute on the launching of the Appraiser HERS Index Dashboard and education effort on valuing the HERS® Index Scores of homes.  
  • Recruitment of RESNET Energy Modeling Director Neal Kruis of BigLadder Software as RESNET Energy Modeling Director to enhance consistency of calculation of HERS® Index Scores
  • Worked in partnership with the International Code Council to educate code officials on HERS® Raters being the gold standard on home energy performance verification
  • Adopted amendment to RESNET ANSI standard on house size adjustment to put smaller homes on greater parity with HERS® Index Scores
  • Adopted amendment to RESNET ANSI standard on credited of LED lighting in HERS Index Scores
  • Adoption of RESNET HERSH2O®® water efficiency rating technical standard and launching of a pilot program in California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Texas

You will soon be receiving a 2018 RESNET Annual Report that covers these and other achievements. We could not achieve these notable gains without the contributions of the HERS® Raters and Providers, builders and the RESNET network. There is much to celebrate that together we achieved in 2018, but RESNET is not content to rest on its laurels.

The RESNET Board of Directors has adopted a set of ambitious priorities for 2019.  These are:

Hope to see you at the 2019 RESNET Building Performance Conference in February in New Orleans!