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Top Three Blind Spots You Didn’t Know You Had

Blind spots are just that – an area you can’t see. Danger sometimes lurks within these blind spots. Thank God for back-seat drivers who point them out to us – usually by screaming and making us crazy. Blind spots happen in business as well; we just don’t have a back seat driver to point them out Read the full article…

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HERS Index Scores are Expected to Change

In 2012, RESNET embarked on a two year project to have the Home Energy Rating Systems (HERS) calculation methodology accredited as an ANSI Standard. This process resulted in two changes to the HERS Reference Home that will impact the HERS Index in all climate zones. These changes were necessary to shift the HERS Reference Home Read the full article…

ENERGY STAR® Has Released Revision 8

Revision 8 of the ENERGY STAR® program is the most significant revision since the release of Version 3. It addresses some top concerns identified by ENERGY STAR Partners. It also aligns ENERGY STAR and RESNET’s HERS® rating process and improves the efficiency of new homes without compromising quality, comfort, or durability. While the process of Read the full article…

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Release the Hounds, and our Latest DASH Update

July’s DASH release included many new and exciting features for DASH.  Several of the new features came as requests from our DASH users. Those include, but are not the only: The new Home Performance Summary Report is available in the Inspection Form system. Generate the report after the final inspection has been completed and email Read the full article…

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Providers – Start Counting Your Quarters

RESNET QA Changes Now in Effect There has been much deliberation over RESNET’s Quality Assurance (QA) requirements over the last few years, specifically the frequency of QA on raters.  In 2014, RESNET announced a big change that has gone into effect as of June 1st, 2015. 1% and 10% QA are still required for each Read the full article…

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Eye in the Sky: : Remote Video QA

Access to homes for on-site QA is challenging, costly, and difficult to schedule with low volume raters. EnergyLogic is piloting a quality assurance program using video conferencing. No, no, no, we don’t get to use the quad-copter mini camera drone I got for Christmas last year, darn it… Limited accessibility requires careful planning and often Read the full article…

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Marketing One-Oh…. Nice!

EnergyLogic Academy Referral Program At EnergyLogic Academy our most effective marketing has always been word of mouth. Our extensive trainings have provided the industry with ready-to-work graduates who are more prepared to enter the workforce than many others.  This is what our customer’s know. This is why they send their new recruits to us. We Read the full article…

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RESNET® Pro Courses Now Available to Residential Building Industry

EnergyLogic Academy is now offering two new courses designed to educate residential home professionals the RESNET Home Energy Rating System (HERS). The course will teach the workings of the Home Energy Rating Industry to ‘non-Raters’ who work with Raters in New Residential Building.  We are proud to introduce the RESNET HERS Advisor and HERS Designer Read the full article…

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The 2015 Xcel® ENERGY STAR New Homes Program

Specific 2015 Program year changes: On February 20th 2015, the program shifted from rebates based on a HERS index score to rebates based on the percentage improvement over above code in which the home resides. The HERS ratings will determine the percentage above code using a matrix on millions of BTU’s. The ENERGY STAR certified home Read the full article…

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Black Hills Energy’s 2015 New Construction Program

Black Hills Energy has come out with a new program for builders in 2015.  The program requires the home to be located in Black Hills Energy gas service territory with installed gas heating system as the primary source of heating. Homes must be completed between Jan. 1, 2015 and Dec. 31, 2015 and applications for Read the full article…