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RESNET Publishes Revised Procedures for Verification of RESNET Accredited HERS Software Tools

Mar 28, 2013

RESNET published RESNET Publication 006-02 “Procedures for Verification of RESNET Accredited HERS Software Tools” in December 2006 to define the protocols for an energy modeling software program to be accredited by RESNET as a Home Energy Rating software tool.

RESNET Publication 006-002 included the Tier One of the HERS BESTEST that was developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory for comparing the loads calculation among energy modeling software programs.  Since the publication was adopted in 2006, ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 140-2011 was adopted.

On March 22, 2012 the RESNET Board of Directors adopted the modified RESNET Publication 13-002 that amended the “Procedures for Verification of RESNET Accredited HERS Software Tools”.

The main modification was to substitute the Tier One of the HERS BESTEST with the ANSI/ASHREA Standard 140-2011, Class II, Tier One test.

To download the revised document go to Procedures for Verification of RESNET Accredited HERS Software Tools