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RESNET cleans up 'confirmed ratings' language, et. al., in HERS Standard; comments due Aug 10

After consideration of public comments submitted on proposed changes to the probationary ratings definition, RESNET has proposed substantive changes to section of the Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating Standards (HERS).

The standard explicitly requires Confirmed Ratings to be performed by Certified Raters, but the term "Confirmed Rating" is used in Sections 1 & 2 when describing Probationary Ratings performed by Rater Candidates to achieve certification as a HERS Rater. As not all Probationary ratings require the presence of a certified HERS Rater, Addendum 26 proposes changes to Chapters 1 & 2 to eliminate this confusion and clarify the intent of these sections.

Other changes:
* Section requires HESP Candidates to be able to "Identify potential combustion appliance safety hazards related to previous retrofit work." Addendum 26 proposes to remove the phrase "related to previous retrofit work."
* Proposed Addendum 26 adds normative references to ANSI/RESNET/ICC 380-2016, which had not been formally adopted at the time the Normative References section was last updated.

For more information and links, see RESNET's press release.