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2004 RESNET Conference

Conference Theme

March 1-3, 2004
Shelter Pointe Hotel and Marina
San Diego, California

The energy rating and building performance industries are at a critical crossroads.

The rating industry has made significant progress in the past few years including:

  • There are accredited rating providers in all 50 states.
  • Ratings are the basis for ENERGY STAR certification for homes.
  • New energy mortgage products have been released that require ratings for verification of the energy savings.
  • The U.S. Department of Energy has made ratings the baseline for the Building America Program.
  • Nineteen states have made ratings a compliance method in their energy codes.
  • CalculatorThere are many exciting opportunities ahead:

    • All proposed tax credits for residential energy efficiency specifically recognize energy ratings as a verification tool.
    • The U.S. Department of Energy has proposed revisions to the International Energy Conservation Code that will make home performance compliance, such as home energy ratings, the preferable option for builders.

    There also some big challenges ahead for the industry:

    • Penetrating the existing homes market has been difficult.
    • Keeping up with the growth of the industry is a challenge.
    • Maintaining quality assurance is an ongoing process.

    The 2004 RESNET Conference will address the emerging opportunities and challenges facing the home energy rating industry. The theme of this year's conference is "Planning for Success, Delivering Quality". Sessions at the conference will explore the opportunities and share strategies for meeting the growing demand for rating services while maintaining the quality of our services.

    The RESNET Conference will highlight the tools that are now available to raters and rating programs such as:

    • Successful and profitable business models and strategies
    • Innovative marketing strategies
    • Growth of the ENERGY STAR Homes program
    • Energy code compliance
    • Dynamic partnerships with the mortgage industry, builders, Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy, and state and utility sponsored residential energy efficiency programs.

    The RESNET Conference is the premier national forum on home energy ratings, residential energy efficiency financing, and building performance business development. Make plans now for three days of networking, learning, sharing and enjoying beautiful San Diego.

    RESNET needs your ideas of sessions that should be offered at the 2004 RESNET Conference. Please e-mail your nominations to by August 1, 2003.