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RESNET Proposes Amendment to RESNET National Home Energy Rating Standards to Add a Definition for Confirmed Threshold Rating – Draft Addendum 28, Appendix B

Aug 30, 2017

Deadline for Submitting Comments is October 5, 2017

On March 27, 2017, the RESNET Board of Directors created a new category of confirmed HERS Ratings, “Confirmed Threshold Rating.”  The RESNET Board voted that tested envelope leakage and duct leakage values for Sampled Ratings and other confirmed ratings that use Threshold Specifications to determine the HERS Index be reported to the RESNET National Building Registry through the XML files submitted for registration.  The Board action was the result of the recommendations of the RESNET Board Threshold Rating Working Group. The working group was chaired by Philip Fairey of the Florida Solar Energy Center. Members were Dave Bell of Top Build, Steve Byers of EnergyLogic, and Daran Wastchak of DR Wastchak.

Proposed Addendum 28 amends the RESNET Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating Standards to add a definition for Confirmed Threshold Rating in Appendix B Glossary of Terms.

RESNET is submitting the proposed substantive language to the RESNET standard amendment public review and comment process.

The proposed amended language is posted at Draft PDS-01 of proposed Addendum 28 Confirmed Threshold Rating Definition

Public comments will be accepted through October 5, 2017.

To submit your comments click on RESNET Amendment Comment Online Form.

Comments are posted real time and you will be able to review comments that were submitted by clicking on Comments Submitted on Draft Addendum 28, Appendix B, Definition for Confirmed Threshold Rating.

After the comment period, the RESNET Standard Development Committee 900 will consider and document each of the comments submitted and make appropriate changes.