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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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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…

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Colorado Springs Utilities’ Incentives

Colorado Springs offers incentives to build and certify homes with the ENERGY STAR new homes program.  Colorado Springs Utilities Builder Incentive Program is intended to partially offset the costs to integrate energy-efficiency measures into your current building practices. The program also offsets some of the cost to work with a qualified rating company such as Read the full article…

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NAECA 2015 – What It Means for Builders

How does this affect Colorado Builders? National Appliance Energy Conservation Act otherwise known as NAECA will be increasing minimum energy efficiency standards for water heaters. NAECA was enacted in 2010 and goes into effect on April 16, 2015. The new 2015 DOE energy efficiency mandates will require higher energy factor (EF) ratings on virtually all Read the full article…

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Our Newest Reason to Brag and Your Best Reason to Attend!

We’re stoked!  RaterFest! 2015 is now officially a RESNET® Regional Conference. We couldn’t believe it, but when we applied for continuing education credits for our upcoming RaterFest! event, it took less than 24 hours to approval from our friends at RESNET. Thanks, RESNET. We’re proud to be called a RESNET Regional Conference. We won’t let Read the full article…