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Mar 18, 2019


While the podcast mentions an upcoming session at the 2019 RESNET Conference, the podcast was recorded before the conference took place and published after the conference took place. ***


Big Sky, Montana: literally one of the biggest sky views on earth.


A great place for great ideas to be born.


At the 2018 HabitatX Conference an idea germinated from conversations between Steve Baden ( and Robin LeBaron (


They discussed how HERS ratings and Pearl Certifications could complement each other rather than add another layer of complexity for consumers of high-performance homes.


Listen in as we hear how this conversation moved to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed and how quickly work has begun in earnest, with a pilot study comparing the correlation of HERS scores to Pearl “Metals” in the Phoenix, AZ housing market.



Robin spills the beans on some early correlation data that you will want to hear.


For raters: Conducting 3rd party asset inventories for Pearl Certification might be an additional career fit.


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


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