ACCA Standard 12 “Home Evaluation and Performance Improvement” was developed in cooperation with RESNET. The Existing Home Evaluation and Performance Improvement ANSI standard establishes the minimum criteria by which deficiencies in existing homes are assessed and home performance improvements are implemented. ACCA 12-QH treats the home as one system comprised of many sub-systems. It is understood that improvements to one sub-system may impact other sub-systems. In identifying and implementing the improvements, attention is given to promote safe and healthy homes. This nationally approved standard identifies: what is included in an audit improvement opportunities that need to be assessed how scopes of work are posted how work is to be performed what industry recognized procedures need to be followed how improvement objectives are to be met Minimum requirements to evaluate a residence with regards to energy efficiency, water conservation, occupant comfort, and indoor air quality are established. Improvement opportunities are presented to the homeowner so that they can select the improvements that meet their needs. The standard describes the minimum requirements for the practitioners that effect the selected improvements, and the subsequent verification that the performed work is in compliance to industry standards. ACCA has issued the following call for comments on ACCA Standard 12: CALL FOR COMMENTS … ANSI/ACCA 12 QH – 2014 Home Evaluation and Performance Improvement is currently under review for possible revision. ACCA is asking for any changes, comments, and/or improvements to the Standard that are deemed necessary. Your input is vital to ensure that ACCA Standards are up-to-date and beneficial to the industry. Interested persons can download a free copy of the standard from www.acca.org/quality. Please send any comments you may have to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than June 2, 2017.