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Register for Next in RESNET Webinar Series in October and November

Oct 22, 2021

Save Your Seat Now for the next in the RESNET Webinar Series:

What Texas House Bill (HB)3215 Means for Texas Building Professionals and HERS® Ratings

Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 3 PM ET/2 PM CT

Access recording at https://vimeo.com/637902154

Texas House Bill 3215 updated the state’s universal energy code compliance pathway to allow builders to use the HERS Index for energy code compliance across the state, in lieu of the state energy code or any stretch code adopted by municipalities.

This represents a new statewide opportunity for builders and their HERS Rating partners to comply with the Texas Energy Code using the HERS Index.

Join us as we talk to Dallas Builders Association Executive Officer Phil Crone, Texas Association of Builders Regulatory Affairs Vice President Ned Muñoz, and Fox Energy Specialists Chief Operating Officer James Rodriguez on how this new legislation makes it easier for builders to use the RESNET HERS Index for energy code compliance in Texas, and how other states can look to this legislative model, moving forward.

Net-Zero Energy—Behind the Walls

Thursday, October 27, 2021, 2-3 PM Eastern
Register at this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1420660696362565903

The number of homes achieving net-zero energy or net-zero ready HERS scores has been increasing since RESNET started tracking all HERS Ratings in its National Buildings Registry in 2013. In fact, the average HERS Index score in 2020 was a 58—a five-point drop since 2013. This is an important trend as builders, energy codes and other energy policies push toward net-zero energy construction practices.

Join this webinar as Ryan Meres goes behind the walls of HERS Rated homes from 2020 to see how builders are achieving net-zero or net-zero ready homes. The presentation will explore various components from insulation to mechanical equipment to fuel types to the use of solar to demonstrate some key differences between a net-zero energy home and those that scored around the national average of 58.

 

 

RESNET Study on Impact of Energy Efficiency on Veteran Administration Loans

Thursday, November 18, 2021, 2-3 PM Eastern

Register at this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7617388383737976847

As a benefit to our nation’s veterans, the U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) administers the Veterans Home Loan program to assist those who have served our country with the ability to purchase and finance a home. Who better to be able to afford an energy-efficient home that has lower utility bills and is more comfortable, than our veterans who have served us so well?

RESNET is advocating that the VA Home Loan program be modified to account for the energy savings of an energy-efficient home in the mortgage loan qualification process. To determine the impact that such a policy would have on the ability of veterans to buy a high-energy performance home, RESNET has published the report, “Impact of Energy Efficiency on VA Home Loans.”

The report is based upon the analysis conducted by the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) and mortgage finance industry veteran and expert, Robert Sahadi of GreenSpace Investment. This webinar will present the study’s findings.

 

View recordings of previous webinars in the series here