An important ongoing priority for RESNET is to continue to grow demand for HERS ratings. RESNET Presence at Appraiser, Builder, Code Officials, REALTOR and Water Efficiency Events One activity to support that effort is increasing RESNET’s presence at industry events. RESNET is pleased to announce its schedule to exhibit and/or present at upcoming industry events for appraisers, builders, code officials, and real estate professionals. RESNET will be an event sponsor for this year’s Appraisal Institute Annual Convention, and for the WaterSmart Innovations Conference, the world’s pre-eminent networking and professional event devoted to urban water efficiency. Messaging at these events will promote the value of HERS ratings, including the new HERSH20 rating, throughout the homebuilding and home buying processes. The following is the schedule of events RESNET will exhibit at: In addition, in 2019, RESNET will exhibit at the International Builders Show Expo, February 19-21, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV. The NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) is the largest annual light construction show in the world. The 2018 show welcomed 60,000 visitors from 100 countries. Update of RESNET Web Site Another prioritized RESNET activity is improving communications with the rating industry, including improving the user experience with the touchstone of communications, the RESNET website. Earlier this year, RESNET began the process of website updates with changes to the homepage of the professional site, www.resnet.us/professional which will continue through the year. New RESNET Podcast – “RESTalk” A new communication will be soon posted to the website: RESNET’s new podcast, RESTalk. The RESTalk podcast will feature interviews with RESNET staff and guests from throughout the rating and home building industries, discussing a wide range of topics including current events and new technologies. The podcast will serve as a new, exciting way to stay up-to-date on everything RESNET and HERS, including initiatives, standards, marketing, and more. HERS Index Marketing Campaign In 2019, RESNET will be launching an aggressive marketing plan aimed at consumers, builders and code officials explaining what the HERS Index and its benefits. Currently RESNET staff is developing the marketing plan. Stay tuned for more details. With your investment, RESNET looks forward to doing more to support the work of HERS raters and builders, to maintain RESNET as the gold standard for home performance. Visit the RESNET Professional website for more details available soon.