RESNET Addendum Rundown

Here’s a rundown of recent addendums  RESNET has approved.

• It was announced in late May that Addendum 42 was approved and will go into effect on a voluntary basis on October 1, 2019. That will be followed by a 9-month grace period before mandatory use begins on July 1, 2020.

Addendum 42 makes changes to Chapters of the MINHERS essential to the change from Standard 301-2014 to Standard 301-2019 and from Standard 380-2016 to Standard 380-2019 as basis for the RESNET HERS.

Changes include but are not limited to: revision of the Standards 301
and 380 editions referenced in Chapter 2 and Chapter 3; elimination of certain “Exceptions” to Standard 301 identified in section 303 that are now covered by Standard 301-2019: elimination of Appendix A that is now included in Standard 301-2019 Appendix B; addition of Threshold Ratings to the list of ratings referenced in the Chapters, and; revision of other referenced standards in the Chapters.

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• Addendum 36 amends Chapters 2 and 7 and Appendix B of the MINHERS to remove the Home Energy Survey Professional certification from the RESNET standards and adds an additional
recertification option for Rating Field Inspectors. It also amends Rater and Rating Field Inspector recertification requirements in Chapters 1 and 2 for consistency. Finally, it removes the option for the graded field evaluation for rater recertification, which is no longer a valid form of professional development.

• Addendum 41f (final) replaces interim Addendum 41i. The Addendum adds definitions for “Tropical Climate Zone” and “Living Area.” It also authorizes a time-limited exception to the requirements of Standard ANSI/RESNET/ICC 301 for testing the leakage of homes when determining a HERS rating for homes in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. The exception expires on January 1, 2022.

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