This table provides guidance for RESNET Raters and Providers on selecting the correct EnergyGauge USA version for use based on the initial or projected rating date following RESNET Requirement.

 

EnergyGauge USA Version

 EnergyGauge USA Release Date

New Ratings Performed On Or Before

RESNET Standard


3.1.02

 

10/3/2013


6/23/2015


2013


4.0.00

 

4/24/2015


8/24/2015


2013


4.0.01

 

6/25/2015


5/31/2016


2013

 

5.0.03

 

3/31/2016

 

8/20/2016


 2013
 

5.1.00

 

6/20/2016

 

8/30/2016

2013
or 2014 (required after 1/1/2017)

 

5.1.01

 

6/30/2016

 

N/A

 2013
or 2014 (required after 1/1/2017)



 5.1.02



8/4/2016

 
N/A
2013
or 2014 (required after 1/1/2017)


 5.1.03
               

1/3/2017


N/A

2013
or 2014 (required after 1/1/2017)

5.1.04


6/7/2017




N/A


2013
or 2014 (required after 1/1/2017)

 

RESNET Requirements

 

103 RATING SOFTWARE

 

103.1 For the purposes of conducting Home Energy Ratings, as defined in these Standards, Providers shall be required to use the most current version of one of the RESNET approved rating software programs contained in the “National Registry of Accredited Rating Software Programs” posted on the RESNET website.Chapter One RESNET Standards 1-7

 

103.2 Rating Software Changes. Should changes that affect the calculated results of the home energy rating occur in the engineering algorithms of a RESNET approved home energy rating software program, Providers shall be required to do the following:

 

103.2.1 Transition period. On announcement of a new software version release, Providers have a maximum of 60 days to begin all new ratings with the new version.

 

103.2.2 This requirement only applies to changes mandated by the technical standard or otherwise affecting the calculations of the rating score or projected energy savings.

 

103.2.3 Persistence. Once a Projected Rating has been made on a property, the version of the rating software that was used initially may be used for the Confirmed Rating on that property. Providers, at their option, may update to the latest software version for in-process ratings.