There are two important keys to the growth of demand for the HERS Index and certified RESNET HERS Raters: Appraisers recognizing a home’s Energy Rating Index score in a home appraisal and Building code officials using HERS Raters as independent third party code inspectors. The RESNET Board of Directors have taken an important step by building bridges to both the appraisal industry and to code officials by appointing representatives of the Appraisal Institute and the International Code Council to the RESNET Board. The Appraisal Institute will be represented by Jim Amorin. Jim currently serves as the Acting Chief Executive Officer and President of the Board of the Appraisal Institute. Mr. Amorin is Vice President with Atrium Real Estate Services, a full-service commercial real estate appraisal company based in Austin, Texas. Jim has served on the Appraisal Institute Board of Directors since 2004. The Appraisal Institute is an international association of professional real estate appraisers. It has more than 21,000 members and 99 chapters throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. The International Code Council will be represented by Mark Johnson. Mark serves as the organization’s Executive Vice President & Director of Business Development. Mark has been with the International Code Council since 2003. Previously, he served as the Director of Product Development for the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO). Mark was instrumental in developing the Memorandum of Understanding between the International Code Council and RESNET. The International Code Council is a building code official member-focused association with over 64,000 members. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, energy efficent sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.