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Jun 27, 2022

“The details are not the details. They make the design.”

Charles Eames

HVAC equipment is often the largest energy consuming system in a home.


While listeners are likely grounded in the aspect of “house as a system,” where does the rubber meet the road when it comes to HVAC system design?

In today’s...

Jun 13, 2022

“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has the data.”

Arthur Conan Doyle


Details make the difference to builders and their customers, really to the whole new home construction industry.

Trends emerge when one studies HERS rating details over a large national dataset and over time.

What kind of theories...

May 30, 2022

“The minute you decide to do what you love to do,

you have made a life plan for yourself and a career choice”


Huda Kattan


What are the perspectives of those new to the building industry?


RESNET’s Emerging Leadership Council (ELC) Fellows program provides recognition for future leaders.


What are some of...

May 9, 2022

“Anytime we step boldly to make changes, we take a chance that we might fail.

But the only way to get better is to try.“

-Joyce Meyer


How do you define sustainable home building?

What will sustainable home building look like in 2022?

Where can you get a handle on data to help drive your decisions in this area?

Apr 25, 2022

“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve,

Not by the desire to beat others “

-Ayn Rand


What’s it like in the rating world north of our border?

What are some of things that the Canadian Raters do that parallel or differ from what is done in the US?

What can we learn from our neighbors to the north...