Remembering the 2020 RESNET Conference
Remembering the 2020 RESNET Conference

As members of Viridiant staff continue to work remotely, we look back on our experiences at the annual RESNET Conference in February. The RESNET Building Performance Conference provides a diverse and dynamic opportunity for HERS raters to obtain usable solutions in an evolving industry. Viridiant staff attends every year to network with like-minded professionals and take home fresh information from the nation’s best experts in the industry. It’s also an opportunity to share Viridiant’s work in the Southeast with professionals around the country. Viridiant led a session on: What We’ve Learned from 10 Years of Multifamily HERS Rating.

Session Presenters:

They discussed Viridiant’s work with over 20,000 multifamily units, both new construction and existing, in building types ranging from garden style to high rise. Session information included the similarities and differences between multifamily and single-family ratings as well as strategies and potential pitfalls to consider. The presenters offered perspectives on energy modeling, quality assurance, field verification, and project management.

The RESNET Emerging Leadership Council (ELC) hosts a fellowship opportunity for young professionals in the industry to attend the conference for free. Viridiant’s Operations and Outreach Manager, Manon Shankle, was recognized as one of three fellows. Click to learn more about the ELC and fellowship program.

Pictured from left to right:

  • Rachel LaMantia, EnergyLogic, 2020 ELC Fellow
  • Leo Jansen, Energy Efficient Homes Midwest, Inc., ELC Chair
  • Manon Shankle, Viridiant, 2020 ELC Fellow
  • Steve Baden, RESNET Executive Director
  • Aaron Hope, Southern Energy Management, 2020 ELC Fellow

We will look forward to next year’s conference when we can safety engage with the industry in a conference setting. Viridiant will continue to share industry news and positive highlights during these uncertain times. Click to view Viridiant’s response to COVID-19. RESNET staff is working with the rating community on determining creative ways that will allow us all to keep our employees safe while getting our business done. Click to see RESNET’s response and resources for the HERS Rating community.