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Why CAZ Requirements for Certified RESNET HERS Raters

  This is part of a continuing communication on why CAZ training and testing is being required for all RESNET HERS Raters by December 31, 2014.  This document addresses two issues: Adding CAZ Certification to RESNET HERS Raters requirements enables RESNET HERS Raters to participate in proposed federal legislation End the confusion and frustration over […]

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RESNET Adopts Guidelines for Multifamily Energy Ratings

The demand for multifamily homes is increasing dramatically.  Currently RESNET standards only address buildings three stories or less.  HERS Raters, Energy Efficiency Program Sponsors and national green building programs that support energy efficiency in mid and high rise multifamily buildings needed guidelines that consistently cover the entire multifamily sector. To address this issue RESNET in […]

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Residential Home Energy Rater Apprentice Needed

Utah Energy Conservation Coalition, dba Energy Rated Homes of Utah, is searching for an individual to fill the position of Residential Home Energy Rater apprentice. Effective Date: October 2014 Job Title: Residential Home Energy Rater Apprentice Compensation: Hourly Salary (based upon experience) Under the general direction and supervision of the HERS Coordinator, the Residential Home […]

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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Webinars

To register, click on the corresponding date and time below and complete the registration form. Please note: While ENERGY STAR certification is a pre-requisite for Zero Energy Ready Home certification, DOE defines additional requirements above and beyond those of the ENERGY STAR program. Therefore, these webinars will often discuss topics that are complimentary to, but […]

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Energy Star Webinars – 2014

  Title Date and time Overview Target Audience Stepping up from the HERS Index to ENERGY STAR Wednesday, September 10th, 3:00-3:45PM ET The ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Program covers more details than ever before. As a result, some partners have been overcome by ‘analysis paralysis’. This webinar will help by clearly explaining the requirements that […]

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CAZ! CAZ! RESNET CAZ Testing Deadlines Draw Near

  By January 1st, 2015, certified HERS raters must pass both CAZ tests.   All raters that have not passed both CAZ tests by the deadline will be placed on suspension and unable to upload ratings to the registry.  While on suspension, the rater will have 120 days (4/30/2015) to pass both tests to remain a […]

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The Importance of Energy Raters Is Quickly Growing

Posted by Mike Collignon – Aug 25, 2014  The focus on building energy use is probably the highest it’s been in 40 years. From corporations trying to cut operating expenses, to low-income homeowners trying to reduce their monthly utility bills, it’s not just about first-cost any more. Unfortunately, the lending process hasn’t adjusted to this […]

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Better Buildings Challenge for Multifamily Housing

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, in 2013 HUD and DOE extended the Better Buildings Challenge to include multifamily housing.  The BBC asks building owners to commit to a 20% portfolio-wide energy reduction over 10 years. What is the Better Buildings Challenge (BBC)? Part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan NOT a Grant […]

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