ATLANTA, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- APOGEE Interactive's flagship residential energy analysis software application, EnergyInsights™, is now accredited by RESNET as a HERS® software tool for rating the energy efficiency of new homes.
"The RESNET accreditation is a clear validation of the accuracy of Apogee's application in analyzing a home's energy use, costs and savings potential – either by making behavioral changes and/or home improvements," said Joel Gilbert, Co-Founder and Chief Software Architect of APOGEE Interactive, Inc. RESNET is the Residential Energy Services Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to upholding standardized, technically accurate and unbiased procedures for rating a home's energy efficiency.
RESNET's standards and HERS ratings are officially recognized by the mortgage industry for capitalizing a building's energy performance in the mortgage loan and by the federal government for verification of building energy performance for such programs as:
- federal tax incentives,
- the EPA's ENERGY STAR® program,
- and the DOE's Building America Program.
The accreditation requires passing a battery of software verification tests developed by the U.S. National Laboratories and RESNET. This process can span months of testing and requires accurate analysis of dozens of challenging home energy scenarios.
Apogee's EnergyInsights and its related applications such as the HomeEnergyCalculator™ are all powered by Apogee's proprietary AuditMation™ Energy Analysis Systems known as AMES. EnergyInsights is typically licensed by utilities for large-scale home performance and energy audit programs. The HomeEnergyCalcluator is the companion self-service version accessible to consumers through their utilities' websites. Apogee's AMES-powered applications are currently in use by hundreds of U.S. energy utilities, providing onsite and online energy-savings analyses to many thousands of residences daily.
The Residential Energy Services Network's (RESNET®) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to:
- setting the standards of quality nationwide,
- increasing the opportunity for ownership of high performance buildings,
- and supporting the success of the building energy performance certification industry.
About APOGEE Interactive, Inc.
Serving the energy industry since 1994, APOGEE Interactive, Inc. is the leading provider of energy efficiency software to utilities. Apogee currently provides online software solutions to more than 450 U.S. investor-owned, cooperative and public power systems. The company's customers include such energy leaders as Puget Sound Energy, SMUD, Southern Company, Jackson EMC, NOVEC, American Electric Power, NSTAR, PSEG, Entergy, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company, and TVA.
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