loader from loading.io

EP63 State of RESNET QA with Laurel Elam, Scott Doyle and Billy Giblin

RESTalk

Release Date: 12/14/2020

EP81 Stanley Martin Homes & PEG- A Successful Builder and Rating Company Partnership with DJ Lawson and Matthew Cooper show art EP81 Stanley Martin Homes & PEG- A Successful Builder and Rating Company Partnership with DJ Lawson and Matthew Cooper

RESTalk

“Words are but the pictures of our thoughts.” -John Dryden    Stanley Martin Homes was founded in 1966 utilizing fresh new designs and continues to innovate today. They focus on people, via constant training and clear communications, including continual dialog with PEG, their partner rating firm. How do both companies benefit from a relationship such as this?What are some of the inner workings that are employed?   We are pleased to welcome to RESTALK our guests DJ Lawson (Manager of Corporate Field Operations at Stanley Martin Homes) and Matthew Cooper (Senior Vice President...

info_outline
EP80 Maintaining HERS Software Consistency with Neal Kruis show art EP80 Maintaining HERS Software Consistency with Neal Kruis

RESTalk

“A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure.” -Segal’s Law  Consistency is important when it comes time to rely on…anything.   A key to ensuring the quality of HERS ratings is the software calculation consistency of the HERS score.  Too often in the past, the same home could receive a different score based upon the software program being used. What actions has the RESNET Board taken to enhance the consistency of calculation of HERS Index Scores?   Neal Kruis, Vice President of Big Ladder Software joins us on...

info_outline
EP 79 California Dreamin’ Collaboration Between RESNET and California Rating Providers on HERS-H2O with Ryan Meres and Russ King show art EP 79 California Dreamin’ Collaboration Between RESNET and California Rating Providers on HERS-H2O with Ryan Meres and Russ King

RESTalk

“The key to everything is patience.  You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.” -Arnold H. Glasgow    The ANSI/RESNET/ICC Standard 850 was developed over the course of years via consensus input from over 75 organizations. The standard was first issued in 2020 and is now seeing increasing use. Several steps needed to take place before the California Energy Commission’s accredited rating providers were approved by RESNET as HERS-H2O providers.  At the same time, the demand for the H2O rating service had to be built along with the ability to provide...

info_outline
EP 78 RESNET 2022 Conference- Into The Future with Emma Bennett & Steve Baden (RESNET) show art EP 78 RESNET 2022 Conference- Into The Future with Emma Bennett & Steve Baden (RESNET)

RESTalk

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.” -Steve Jobs    Events of the last year or so have it made it challenging for organizations to host live events.  Many events, including the RESNET Conference went to a virtual format in 2021. What will the future hold for conferences in 2022? What will upcoming conferences look like?  Will connecting the dots of the past conferences help us to know?   Steve Baden and Emma Bennett join us to describe the plans for the 2022 RESNET Conference.   We learn how the decision...

info_outline
EP 77 Taking Water Efficiency Efforts to New Heights with Jonah Schein (US EPA) & Ryan Meres (RESNET) show art EP 77 Taking Water Efficiency Efforts to New Heights with Jonah Schein (US EPA) & Ryan Meres (RESNET)

RESTalk

“Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.” -Stuart Udall    There’s no way around it. Water is essential to life. Water, like energy, is an environmental resource and requires (demands?) more attention from all. In fact, we’ve talked about water in 4 previous episodes of RESTALK over the last 4 years. How does the EPA WaterSense program address this topic? What are the updates in WaterSense Labeled Homes 2.0? How does the HERS H2O rating work?   Seasoned water efficiency professional Jonah Schein (US EPA) and Ryan Meres...

info_outline
EP76 Meet the 2021 RESNET Emerging Leadership Fellows with Stewart Soleman and Drew Lynch show art EP76 Meet the 2021 RESNET Emerging Leadership Fellows with Stewart Soleman and Drew Lynch

RESTalk

 “Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see farther.” - J.P. Morgan      Starting off a career in a new or even a related industry can be challenging as there is so much to learn.   It’s not often a newbie gets a chance for “a seat at the table” at an early stage in their career.   What industry perspectives do RESNET’s Emerging Leaders in have?     Join us as the 2021 RESNET Emerging Leadership Fellows Stewart Soleman and Drew Lynch share their thoughts and perspectives on the HERS industry.   Both Drew...

info_outline
EP75: RESNET Proposal on Factoring in Energy to Mortgage Loans with Steve Baden show art EP75: RESNET Proposal on Factoring in Energy to Mortgage Loans with Steve Baden

RESTalk

 “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” - Benjamin Franklin How important are mortgage loans to the home performance industry?   What could be the impact on single family home buyers if home energy costs were factored into the mortgage payment?   How does this process make energy efficient homes more affordable for families?     Most homeowners have heard of the term PITI – the summary of costs in a mortgage payment – principle and interest on the loan plus property taxes and insurance.   And most all of us know the cost of energy to run a...

info_outline
EP74: HERS ratings and the PEG Fannie Mae Green MBS Program with Matthew Cooper show art EP74: HERS ratings and the PEG Fannie Mae Green MBS Program with Matthew Cooper

RESTalk

“We learned that economic growth and environmental protection can and should go hand in hand.” - Christopher Dodd How do the financial investment criteria of ESG- Environmental, Social & Governance – relate to the HERS rating world?   What are FANNIE MAE Single Family Green Mortgage Backed Securities and what makes this program so unique?   How could such a program help to elevate the recognition of HERS raters and the work they do? At long last, the HERS Index is breaking into the new homes mortgage market!    Matthew Cooper from PEG joins us to help explain...

info_outline
EP73: Bill Spohn’s High Performance Home Journey hosted by Laurel Elam show art EP73: Bill Spohn’s High Performance Home Journey hosted by Laurel Elam

RESTalk

 “The first step is clearly defining what it is you’re after, because without knowing that, you’ll never get it.” - Halle Berry How does a person deeply engaged in the world of home performance handle matters when it comes to building their own home?   When it is “your own” you must strive to see the forest through the trees.   What’s it like actually living inside your theories? In this podcast we spin the microphones around the table and welcome guest host, Laurel Elam (RESNET) who interviews Bill Spohn (normally the RESTalk host) on the journey he and...

info_outline
EP72: The future of the building industry resides in low carbon buildings with Dan Welch- Bundle Design show art EP72: The future of the building industry resides in low carbon buildings with Dan Welch- Bundle Design

RESTalk

“The details are not the details. They make the design.” - Charles Eames Interest in net zero and low carbon homes is sweeping across the country.   What drives customers in some smaller cities to ask for a net zero (plus) home?   How can a small builder achieve these customer desires in a city that limits the options to energy retrofits of homes that are up to a century old? In this podcast we chat with Dan Welch founder of Bundle Design Studios – a business that grew out of his Masters work in architecture school.   Dan walks the talk, living and working from a...

info_outline
 
More Episodes

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”

-Andy Warhol 

 

Like so many businesses, activities, and organizations, 2020 has been a year of unprecedented adaptation.

In which ways have RESNET Quality Assurance (QA) procedures been adapted and changed this year?

What new techniques, methods, and procedures are being used to maintain the QA function?



We welcome back RESNET’s QA Team - Laurel Elam, Billy Giblin, and Scott Doyle for an interactive overview of the QA team’s activities during the past year.

Much of the discussion focuses on how the pandemic has affected the QA Team’s oversight of providers in 2020.

We learn of the reactions to and the feedback received considering all of the flexibility allowed by RESNET’s emergency policies.

The team will give an overview of the QA standard changes that are anticipated to be coming in 2021 specifically addendum 30 to RESNET's standards. 

We close with some a feeling of pride for the broader housing industry which has remained so resilient.

The RESNET QA Team remains available for technical assistance and technical questions at the following email addresses:

 

[email protected]       [email protected]         [email protected]

 

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

Pros can learn more at www.RESNET.us/professional

Consumers can learn more at www.RESNET.us

Or for more info on this topic contact RESNET at [email protected]