RESNET National Building Registry Now Up and Running

April 18th, 2012 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET News

After years of development and testing the RESNET National Building Registry is now online.  The registry will be the depository of information on rated homes.  It promises to be the largest source of information on the energy performance of homes in the United States.

Accredited RESNET Rating Providers have been asked to start uploading their rating building files into the registry.  Beginning on June 15, 2012 in order to print rating reports the building files must have been entered into the national registry.

RESNET recognizes there is information in the rating building files that needs to be secured because of privacy and proprietary concerns.  During the transitional period RESNET staff will be developing a definition of who can access what information on the registry.

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  • Beth Johnson, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty

    I am aware that homes in process as of June 15, 2012 will be entered into the Registry. What about homes constructed and rated prior to that. I have several buyer clients in past 2 years for whom I worked with the rater and the builder to achieve Energy Star qualification, HERS rating, etc. For their benefit at future resale, I assured that the buyer got a printout of the HERS Report with the Index number and other info. But because I believe that being in the Registry will be an important part of marketing homes for future resale, it would be good if the Registry could also include homes that were rated prior to June 15, 2012. I realize that the Energy Star standards have changed in the last 2 years, but that will often be the case, and that’s not inherently tied to the Index anyway. At their discretion, will raters have the ability (but not the obligation) to enter homes that they rated in the PAST into the Registry? If so, I will work with my past buyer clients and their builder/rater to see that this is done. This is akin to how Realtors can handle some listings in MLS. If a spec home or vacant lot is sold that was not in MLS prior to the sale, we can still enter it retroactively as a “Sold” property, which helps create comps for appraisals of other sales.

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