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RESNET Publishes Factsheets on Home Energy Ratings

and the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code In October 2013 the International Code Council added an Energy Rating Index option to the 2015 version of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).  The Energy Rating Index Option set the following scores as compliance to the 2015 IECC: Climate Zone 2015 IECC Energy Rating Index Score Zone […]

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Energy Star Webinars – 2014

  Title Date and time Overview Target Audience HVAC Design Step 2: Selecting Heating and Cooling Equipment Wednesday, July 16th, 2014; 1:00 p.m.-1:45p.m. ET The second step of designing a complete HVAC system is to select heating and cooling equipment that meets the Manual J loads. This session will cover the basic concepts behind ACCA […]

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RESNET Revises the Home Energy Rating Standards of Practice

The RESNET Home Energy Rating Standards of Practice guides certified RESNET Home Energy Raters and Rating Field Inspectors in the inspection and testing of a home’s energy performance. The Standards of Practice are adopted by the RESNET Board of Directors to help clients of rating services understand what is and what is not required in […]

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HERS – The MPG Equivalent for New Homes

by Christina Birchfield, Green Builder Magazine 09, Volume 8 Issue 9, September 2013 Mortgage lenders have long known that energy costs are an important factor in home affordability. Back in the early 80s, the concept used to be known as PITI+E, i.e. Principal, Interest, Taxes and Insurance plus Energy costs. High-energy costs easily undermined home […]

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Rocky Mt Power New Submission Form

  The Rocky Mountain Power wattsmart New Homes Program and Questar Gas Thermwise Builder Program has changed the submission requirements for Energy Star homes as discussed at the last rater meeting. We hope this will help reduce the time needed to submit this information to us. If you currently have homes listed on the prior spreadsheet, we will accept […]

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Energy Star Most Efficient Products

Did you know that using ENERGY STAR Most Efficient Products can help builders gain additional efficiency credit to meet the required HERS Target Index for an ENERGY STAR certified home? ENERGY STAR Most Efficient identifies the most efficient products among those that are ENERGY STAR certified in particular product categories. So before deciding to “trade-off” […]

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Five Common Energy Saving Myths

There are a lot of energy-saving tips out there that claim to help you reduce your energy costs and increase your financial savings. Unfortunately, they’re not all true. Here are five of the most common energy-saving myths. 1. Keeping a Ceiling Fan Running Cools the Room Rooms don’t feel hot – people do. Therefore, there’s […]

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Comparisons between RESNET’s HERS and BPI’s Home Energy

The Building Performance Institute (BPI) recently released notice that they have launched a national rating program based upon the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Home Energy Score.  The RESNET Board of Directors views this development with concern.  The chief of which is the potential of creating confusion in the market place.  RESNET does not fear […]

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