20 Mar '12, 1pm

HERS INDEX - WHAT IS A HOME ENERGY RATING? The HERS Index is a scoring system established by the Residential...

HERS INDEX - WHAT IS A HOME ENERGY RATING? The HERS Index is a scoring system established by the Residential...

HERS Index - What is a Home Energy Rating? A home energy rating involves an analysis of a home's construction plans and onsite inspections. Based on the home's plans, the Home Energy Rater uses an energy efficiency software package to perform an energy analysis of the home's design. This analysis yields a projected, pre-construction HERS Index. Upon completion of the plan review, the rater will work with the builder to identify the energy efficiency improvements needed to reduce the HERS Index or to ensure the house will meet certain program guidelines such as ENERGY STAR which are separate from the HERS rating. The rater then conducts onsite inspections, typically including a blower door test (to test the leakiness of the house) and a duct test (to test the leakiness of the ducts). Results of these tests, along with inputs derived from the plan review, are used to generat...

Full article: http://www.resnet.us/home-energy-ratings

Tweets

Simple home energy managment.

greenbuildingadvisor.com 19 Mar '12, 6pm

In a March 2006 paper, β€œThe Impact of Real-Time Feedback on Residential Electricity Consumption,” researcher Dean Mountain...

EarthCraft , VAs Most #Energy Efficient Home A free read from Home #Energy

EarthCraft , VAs Most #Energy Efficient Home A ...

homeenergy.org 19 Mar '12, 4pm

The Rasmussens consulted with EarthCraft representative Dan Dukes to help them locate EarthCraft-certified builders in the...

Senate Defeats Amendments to Renew Home Energy ...

ecohomemagazine.com 19 Mar '12, 7pm

The Senate last week voted to defeat two energy-related proposals that would have extended the lapsed Existing Home Retrof...

energy

grist.org 20 Mar '12, 2pm

If this were a movie, hardware and software developer David Rowe would look like a sitting duck for teen shenanigans β€” I m...

Bloomberg New Energy Finance select new energy ...

bnef.com 19 Mar '12, 1pm

Global Companies Recognized as Leaders in the Clean Energy Revolution New York, March 19 – Bloomberg New Energy Finance, t...

Coming in June! 4 New Home #Energy Professional...

edcmag.com 21 Mar '12, 5pm

In June 2012 the Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI) will introduce four new Home Energy Professional certifications...

Zero-Energy Commercial Buildings on the Rise #ashrae #aia #energy

Zero-Energy Commercial Buildings on the Rise #a...

eco-structure.com 20 Mar '12, 7pm

The number of zero-energy commercial buildings and zero-energy-capable commercial buildings is on the rise across the U.S....

@dandastudio If you're looking for another example in our area, I know of one in use in Bellevue:

@dandastudio If you're looking for another exam...

ecohomemagazine.com 20 Mar '12, 5pm

Wind TurbineThe Helix S322 2.0-kW vertical-axis wind generator provides smooth power and torque delivery across a broad ra...

FTC Rattles Windows Over Energy Savings Claims

FTC Rattles Windows Over Energy Savings Claims

greenbuildingadvisor.com 20 Mar '12, 9am

Because they can be expensive but also critical to the comfort and performance of a house, windows tend to be selected and...

To get an idea how serious we take energy efficiency: How to Get the Eichler Look Without the Energy Pricetag

To get an idea how serious we take energy effic...

greenbuildingadvisor.com 20 Mar '12, 6pm

Energy Efficient Eichler in Monte Sereno, California by Bryan Mekechuk Helpful? 0 Sign in to vote We are undertaking a ren...

New Energy Technologies, Inc. and US Department...

altenergymag.com 18 Mar '12, 10pm

Columbia, MD - March 15, 2012 -New Energy Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: NENE), a developer of innovative technologies for gen...

PM's #infrastructure speech in full + we've pub...

decc.gov.uk 19 Mar '12, 5pm

The Prime Minister's speech on National Infrastructure: Energy The Prime Minister, David Cameron, delivered a speech on ou...

Former CEO of Home Depot Canada takes reins of energy storage initiative: Filed under: Energy News

Former CEO of Home Depot Canada takes reins of ...

cleanbreak.ca 17 Mar '12, 7pm

Former CEO of Home Depot Canada takes reins of energy storage initiative My latest Clean Break column in the Toronto Star ...

Efficiency Retrofits Could Save US $1T in Energ...

greentechmedia.com 14 Mar '12, 4pm

How much would you pay today to cut your energy bills in half for the next ten years or so? Or, how much money per month w...

Take a look at the RESNET Smart Home. Great #En...

resnet.us 12 Mar '12, 2pm

Faucets, Fixtures & Water Heaters Floor Coverings Flooring Foam Insulation Foundations Furnaces General Electrical Work Ge...