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EP67 RESNET Priorities 2021 with Steve Baden

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Release Date: 03/15/2021

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

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“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...

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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)

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“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...

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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)

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“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...

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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

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 “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 and Stewart submitted...

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 “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...

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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

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“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...

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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

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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

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“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...

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EP71: Joint RESNET ICC HERS Rating Company Membership with Laurel Elam and Laurence Genest show art EP71: Joint RESNET ICC HERS Rating Company Membership with Laurel Elam and Laurence Genest

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 "The whole point of collaboration is that you give and take from each other, and that’s how you create things that are totally new."   - Virgil Abloh There is a logical tie between energy codes and HERS ratings.   What is the value proposition for HERS rating companies to be involved with ICC?   What qualifications do HERS raters bring to assist code officials?   Laurence Genest (ICC) and Laurel Elam (RESNET) join us to describe the role that HERS raters can play in the verification of compliance to Energy Codes.   We learn how a RESNET HERS Rating...

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 “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”

- Tony Robbins

 

 

 

Each year RESNET develops their list of priorities to tackle.

 

A specific four-step process is used which engages both the board and staff.

 

Where did this process (which started in August 2020) lead to for 2021?

How do the essential activities goals and priorities all work together in a cohesive fashion?




Steve Baden gives us an overview of the RESNET priorities for 2021. 

 

You’ll want to listen in to hear the process used, the outcomes, and the big three takeaways for 2021.

 

RESNET focuses on transparency and credibility in achieving its goals. 

 

You can learn more about the activities, goals, and priorities in noted in an easy to digest infographic found here:

 

https://www.resnet.us/articles/2021-resnet-essential-activities-goals-and-priorities/



At the time of the recording the RESNET 2021 virtual conference had yet to occur.

You can still log in for register to access well over 100 hours of amazing conference content at this link: 

 

https://resnet.virtualbyvario.com/

 

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

 

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Consumers can learn more at www.RESNET.us

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