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Register Now for New RESNET Webinar Series

Jan 28, 2021

Join us for the webinars in this new series for HERS® Raters and the rating industry. 

 

June 18, 2020, 2-3 pm Eastern

Blower Door System Maintenance and Calibration with Bill Graber, TEC

This RESNET webinar with The Energy Conservatory’s Bill Graber, covering the regular maintenance and calibration recommended for your entire blower door and Duct Blaster systems. Learn about performing a field calibration check on your fans and gauges. And some common repairs including replacing a blower door fan flow sensor, frame crossbar hooks, cam levers, and gaskets.

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July 30, 2020, 2-3 pm Eastern

Residential HVAC Design Basics for HERS Raters with Russell King, CalCERTS

This RESNET webinar with Russell King, M.E. of CalCERTS, as he covers the basic residential HVAC design principles, including ACCA Manuals J, S and D – load calculations, sizing equipment, and designing the duct system.  HERS Raters are becoming more and more responsible for verifying proper design. This class will help explain why certain items need to be checked and what happens if they are done incorrectly.  Just doing Manual J, S and D calculations does not always ensure optimal performance.  Other factors come into play, such as supply register locations, thermostat location, and duct layout.  We will also cover why oversizing equipment can cause as many comfort complaints as undersizing.

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August 14, 2020 2-3 pm Eastern PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE

Thermal Imaging with Infrared Cameras Enhances Efficiency and Overall Effectiveness of Blower Door and HERS Inspections with Bill Fabian, Monroe Infrared

Infrared cameras have long been used for sidewall insulation performance. This webinar will familiarize the students with required temperature differences, manufacturing the temperature difference, and what insulation voids, deficiencies, and air infiltration will look like. A basic understanding of thermal science is necessary to be able to acquire quality data and ensure realistic results.

As Monroe Infrared’s Director of Training and Lead Inspector, Bill Fabian has trained thousands of Thermographers and businesses in the use of infrared imaging cameras for Predictive Maintenance and Building Diagnostics applications. He conducts commercial infrared inspections for Monroe Infrared’s largest commercial accounts throughout the United States and has performed infrared inspections on over 100 million square feet of flat roof systems. Bill was instrumental in developing a practical water intrusion inspection methodology for today’s moisture remediation industry.

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September 15, 2020 2-3 pm Eastern

Energy Codes are Going Beyond Energy Savings; How Can You Participate in a World with Storage and EVs with Jim Meyers, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) and Sharon Bonesteel, Salt River Project

States and cities are adopting ordinances and codes requiring electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. Climate action plans are materializing across the nation with opportunities to add EV and storage support. Numerous proposals were submitted for the 2021 IECC energy code to add these capabilities to homes. Utilities are piloting and in some cases incentivizing EV charging and energy storage at the home. Learn how to work with utilities and municipalities as homes are connected to an interactive grid that supports energy-efficient homes, renewables, and now EV’s and storage. How can Raters support these efforts and are there opportunities for the rating community to ride this new wave in the energy and building codes?

Jim Meyers is Senior Associate, Director of Buildings Efficiency Program for the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP), where he works on building energy code advancements. Jim is responsible for conducting analysis, preparing case studies, evaluating new and emerging technologies for buildings and supporting the adoption of state-of-the-art building energy codes through education.

Sharon Bonesteel has over 30 years of experience in the Construction Industry; including directing operations at her architectural firm, providing expert witness on building code issues, as well as jurisdictional code enforcement. She brings this experience to the utility industry; facilitating the adoption of energy efficient building codes and providing education on codes and energy efficient construction methods to the customers served by the Salt River Project. Ms. Bonesteel is currently leading a cross departmental energy storage team on innovative battery technologies and potential research and deployment opportunities at SRP.

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October 21, 2020 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern

Grading the Installation of HVAC Systems: “A Time That Has Come” with Greg Cobb, Ei Companies

HVAC systems usually consume a large chunk of the energy in any home. So, it follows that optimizing HVAC systems can lead to lower home energy consumption, hence a lower HERS score/better HERS rating. Previously, the HERS Index relied only on the nameplate efficiency information of the HVAC system. This has been changed. In partnership with the Air Conditioning Contractors of America, RESNET developed ANSI Standard 310 that rewards builders who have their HVAC systems graded. This is an important development for the rating industry. If Builders require their HVAC contractors to properly install and commission HVAC systems they will achieve a lower HERS Index Scores, while HERS Raters will have new business opportunities.

Greg Cobb is the CFO of the Ei family of companies. Ei provides a range of design, engineering, inspection and risk management services for residential and commercial construction projects across the country. He is a member of the RESNET HVAC Task Group developing Standard 310 for design and commissioning standards that will be incorporated into the HERS Index. He has been a speaker at EEBA, RESNET, EPA and DOE conferences on a variety of HVAC topics. He is a former President and board member of the Energy & Environmental Building Alliance and a past member of the Advanced Energy HVAC Advisory Board.

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November 5, 2020 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern

Duct Leakage Testing with Paul Morin, The Energy Conservatory

Join Paul Morin of The Energy Conservatory for a one-hour webinar on duct leakage testing. This session will review duct leakage testing consistent with RESNET 380, and as required in the new RESNET 310 standard and cover total duct leakage and duct leakage to outside, pressurization and depressurization testing, proper ways of setting up the house and equipment for accurate, repeatable results, easy efficient ways to generate a report, code compliance testing, calibration and recommended field calibration checks of equipment and methods of finding duct leaks.

Paul Morin had 15 years as a carpenter framing new homes before becoming a weatherization auditor in the early 90’s. Paul also worked for over 12 years for the Center for Energy and Environment diagnosing building shell, combustion spillage, and moisture problems in single family and multifamily buildings. He has worked for The Energy Conservatory since 2009 providing technical support and has developed dozens of presentations and webinars.

December 9, 3-4 PM Eastern

Quality Assurance (QA) Checklist: Review and Lessons Learned with the RESNET QA Team

The QA Review Checklist was established as part of Addendum 30 and is designed to help create better consistency in how ratings are done around the country. Developed for Quality Assurance Designees (QADs) to use for all field and file QA reviews, this now-required checklist makes reviews more consistent across all providerships.

Join the RESNET Quality Assurance (QA) team as they review the RESNET QA Review Checklist and lessons learned to date. The team will introduce the newest version of the tool which will be required to use for all File QA Reviews and Field QA Review as of 1/1/2021.

January 28, 2021 3-4 PM Eastern

Understanding the Changes Proposed for the 2022 Versions of ANSI 301 & ANSI 380

While you may have not officially begun using the 2019 versions of ANSI 301 or 380, the ANSI process requires that these Standards get updated periodically.

In December, you received two emails notifying you that RESNET had released the first drafts of the 2022 editions of both ANSI 301 & 380 for public comment through mid-February. These 1st drafts (‘PDS-01’) are the starting point for the 3rd edition of ANSI/RESNET/ICC 301, Standard for the Calculation and Labeling of the Energy Performance of Dwelling and Sleeping Units using an Energy Rating Index and ANSI/RESNET/ICC 380, Standard for Testing Airtightness of Building, Dwelling Unit, and Sleeping Unit Enclosures; Airtightness of Heating and Cooling Air Distribution Systems; and Airflow of Mechanical Ventilation System.

It is anticipated that 2nd drafts and maybe 3rd drafts will also be available for public comment during 2021.The goal is to respond to feedback, revise as needed, and publish by year end. The 2022 editions will include all addenda & interpretations of the 2019 editions, provide additional clarifications, and other necessary updates.

To expedite your understanding of the proposed changes (which are all shown in red print), a webinar is being held on Thursday, January 28th, at 3pm Eastern with a guided walk-throughs of the drafts, point out changes of significance, and answer questions.

During this webinar, speakers Gayathri Vijayakumar of Steven Winter Associates, Dean Gamble of EPA ENERGY STAR Certified Homes, and Neal Kruis, RESNET Energy Modeling Director address your questions/concerns regarding the changes. If we have not, we encourage you to review the drafts and submit specific comments, using the links below, before the deadlines in February (15th and 16th).

The proposed changes to the 2019 edition of Standard ANSI/RESNET/ICC 301 are posted at https://www.resnet.us/about/standards/resnet-ansi/draft-pds-01-bsr-resnet-icc-301-202x/

The proposed changes to the 2019 edition of Standard ANSI/RESNET/ICC 380 are posted at https://www.resnet.us/about/standards/resnet-ansi/draft-pds-01-bsr-resnet-icc-380-202x/

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