RESNET will be hosting a free webinar on the proposed changes on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern. RESNET Standards Development 900 Chairman John Hensley and RESNET staff Laurel Elam and Scott Doyle will explain the proposed amendments and discuss the implications of the changes. You must pre-register to attend the webinar. To register CLICK HERE. RESNET has undertaken a standard amendment public review and comment process on a proposed standard amendment to the RESNET national home energy rating standards to implement three key components of policies established by the RESNET Board of Directors in 2014. Those components are: Direct Rating Providers must utilize independent Quality Assurance Contractors to perform quality assurance on their Ratings. Establishment and definition of Direct and Third Party Rating Providers. On September 12, 2016, the RESNET Board reaffirmed that there will be Direct and Third Party Providers. Requiring Quality Assurance Contractors to be agents of RESNET and all Quality Assurance Agents be uniformly trained by RESNET. Public comments will be accepted until November 20, 2017. These proposed changes can have a dramatic impact on the HERS industry. For more information on the proposed quality assurance amendments CLICK HERE.