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Jul 2, 2018

In today’s episode, host Bill Spohn welcomes Ryan Meres, Program Director for RESNET who discusses the new HERS H2O rating; a Water Rating index.

Ryan takes us on a journey describing many facets of HERS H2O including the driving forces behind this project, how this standard is being developed, as well as the efforts being put in to provide the highest quality data in a water rating.

Ryan walks us through the process of a HERS H2O rating demonstrating how it easily “tacks on” to a Home Energy Rating.

You will find more information on this topic on the website, look for either WERI (water efficiency rating index) – the old name - or HERS H2O, the new name. Ryan points out that some aspects of the program were built upon the US EPA Water Sense program;

At the time of this recording, RESNET is looking to engage builders, raters and providers in testing out this nascent standard in the real world. You can reach Ryan at Ryan@RESNET.US

Ryan also discusses his career background and how it leads to his role as Program Director at RESNET.

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