Tag Archives: RESNET

Guest Post: What is an RFI & is it Right for Me?

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Not sure becoming a RESNET HERS rater is right for you as you like being in the field & not stuck behind a computer screen? Are you a Rater looking for an extra hand to handle all the compliance testing? Have you heard of RESNET’s Rating Field Inspector (RFI) certification, it might just be the […]

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A new label for houses?

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For many the following email & idea may come as a surprise. For some of us the only surprise is that they have taken this long to think of it. It appears that RESNET in conjunction with their Energy Smart Builders program would like a new label to use on their buildings. Good idea or no… […]

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Conferences, Codes & Reality

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This last week was probably one of the busiest conference weeks when it comes to building better buildings. Not only was the RESNET / ACCA / IAQA / RPA conference going on, many other states & groups were holding similar ones throughout the week. I know here in Alabama we had at least 2 open […]

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Building Science 4 Dummies: The HERS Index & Score

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HERS or the Home Energy Rating System is the industries benchmarking tool for modeling a home’s energy use. The system is comprised of two parts; an index and a score. The index is linear with two static points; a “0” equates to a net-zero home (one that produces as much electricity as it uses) while […]

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Test Taking Tips: ENERGY STAR V3, RESNET, CEA, & BPI

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Whew, as of yesterday and taking the ENERGY STAR V3 test (long story short – the test was not available when I took the original class), that is it for the test taking (at least in the foreseeable future). As I was sitting there taking the test, I was amazed at how many people were […]

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RESNET’s New Standard for Energy Auditor’s

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As I mentioned in last week’s article on Ethics, RESNET has released a new standard for Energy Auditors that fortuitously helps me out on an article I have been working on for a while – namely, what is an Energy Audit, an Assessment, a Rating, & are they all the same?  While some may consider […]

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Ethics – RESNET, NARI & BPI

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Earlier this week, RESNET sent an email out informing everyone about a new code of ethics they implemented on October 8th. Besides the obvious oopsie at the bottom, I didn’t really think twice about it and I figured a simple & quick article like the one I did on the NARI Code of Ethics, would […]

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RESNET & BPI – the Pro’s & Con’s

As I mentioned after my final class recap, I was considering two final articles; the first one was a recap of the training process, followed up by a comparison of the systems. Many people tend to believe that there is no difference between the systems, except for the CAZ testing required by BPI. I can […]

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Training Revisted – The battle to be the best

Wow what a long journey this has been, getting all the requisite classes in, the certifications, all the while still taking care of our primary remodeling business. While I have blogged extensively about this process and most of the classes – what would happen if I were to compare them side by side? What happens if we put them all in a ring; who would come out on top? Well let’s find out, and in the immortal words of Michael Buffer – “Are you ready to RUMBLE?”

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Becoming a RESNET Certified Rater & the next steps

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As we mentioned back in Energy Auditing Services Update – RESNET Certification article, we have completed all the steps required to become a Certified Energy Rater with RESNET. Unlike the BPI certification we received earlier in the same week, there is a lot more involved in this process than simply taking a written test & […]

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