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May 20, 2019

The North Star - For some it is a compass direction. The direction to follow.


For others following your North Star means sticking to an important mission.


Let’s follow the important mission happening in green housing in the North Star State.

Listen in as we discover the team work that has been rallied to create the Minnesota’s Green Path.


Tom Gavaras of the BATC-Housing First Minnesota and Ross Anderson of the Energy Network Worldwide detail out the synergies they have created in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.


They describe the strategies they have employed which have successfully brought together utilities, the builder community, and raters to grow recognition of green building techniques generally and more specifically, to promote the HERS rating.


We'll hear about Minnesota’s Green Path in which the utilities help the raters and the builder’s association highlight energy-efficient building techniques via the promotion of the HERS index through its Parade of Homes, home tours and related publications, website, marketing, and social media.


Green Path is the leading energy efficiency and green building program for the residential construction industry in Minnesota.


Created by BATC-Housing First Minnesota in 2011, the program has provided Home Performance Reports to more than 18,000 newly built homes highlighting RESNET’s HERS score and the tested air exchange rate.


Tom and Ross describe how you can leverage the connections of your local or state association to continue elevating energy-efficient building.


You can reach Tom and download the checklist he mentions at:


You can reach Ross via, the Minnesota Building Performance Contractors Association.


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


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Or for more info on this topic contact RESNET at INFO@RESNET.US


As coaches say, it's about finding your role. We're coming together as a team. Brock Osweiler