Rinnai America Corporation and the Residential Energy Services Network™ (RESNET) are joining forces to promote improved home-energy performance in the United States. As part of the agreement, Rinnai will help educate HVAC and building professionals on the RESNET HERS® Index, the industry standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured. The HERS® system was developed by RESNET and is a nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance. “Our partnership with Rinnai will help building and remodeling professionals better understand how tanklesswaterheaters can contribute to a home’s overall health,” said Steve Baden, executive director for RESNET. “Additionally, it will allow these professionals to accurately account for potential home-energy savings, helping to further differentiate themselves in the marketplace.” Rinnai also will serve on the Mechanical Industry Advisory Council of the RESNET Technical Committee. This Council provides reviews of RESNET standards addressing the HVAC and water heating industry. “As additional leading builders become engaged in sustainable building practices, the HERS® rating will become more of a “miles per gallon” standard for homebuilding efficiency,” said Aaron Baugh, residential business development manager at Rinnai. “We are proud to partner with RESNET and assist builders in expanding their energy-efficient efforts and the advancement of building science.” Rinnai America Corporation, a subsidiary of Rinnai Corporation in Nagoya, Japan, was established in 1974 and is headquartered in Peachtree City, Ga. Rinnai Corporation manufactures gas appliances including tankless water heaters, a wide range of kitchen appliances and heating and air conditioning units. As the technology leader in its industry, Rinnai is the largest gas appliance manufacturer in Japan and is the No. 1 selling brand of tankless gas water heaters in North America. Annual corporate revenues, including those of its subsidiaries, are in excess of $2.5 billion. With a global perspective to create 21st century products for the home and business, Rinnai Corporation commits itself to safety and the pursuit of comfortable lifestyles. For more information about Rinnai and their entire product line, visit rinnai.us.