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Mar 4, 2019

HVAC systems usually consume a large chunk of the energy in any home.


So, it follows that optimizing HVAC systems can lead to lower home energy consumption, hence a lower HERS score/better HERS rating.


But how are points awarded for a better-quality HVAC design and Installation?


Is there are better way than nameplate information?


Listen in as we chat with Wes Davis (ACCA) and Dean Gamble (EPA Energy Star Homes Program) as they discuss why the ANSI/RESNET 301 standard is being created and the lessons learned that resulted in development of that standard.

A major goal here is to significantly re-unify the process of doing a HERS rating and earning the ENERGY STAR.

We will discuss the current status of development, as well as the expected implementation timeline.


Heads up: raters may need a few more tools and training in this extension of their work, yet efforts are being made so the standard maximizing flexibility of execution.  You’ll also hear about a new, non-invasive system test for HVAC systems.


RESTalk: To the RESNET community, we hear you and want to engage.


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