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Northwest Modeling Requirements v18.1 (REM/RateTM v15.7.1)

Posted: 09/20/2019

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This guide provides raters with technical guidance on modeling homes in REM/RateTMv15.7.1 to generate northwest utility approved savings estimates. Utilities can then use these savings estimates to meet conservation goals and issue incentives for qualified projects. These requirements also provide information on how data is uploaded to the regional new homes database (Axis), and where supporting files are located. Version updates also include helpful guidance on modeling complex HVAC configurations.

Equipment Modeling Flow Chart

Posted: 09/20/2019

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This flow chart provides raters with visual, step-by-step guidance for modeling HVAC equipment. Designed to cover any HVAC configuration, this guide provides helpful detail on assigning load to multiple equipment types, selecting the proper UDRH file, and other aspects that will assist raters in accurately modeling homes for the Performance Path.

Performance Path v15.7.1 User-Defined Reference Homes (UDRH)

Posted: 09/20/2019

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Raters use these files while modeling homes in REM/Rate™ v15.7.1 to create reliable energy savings estimates relative to each state’s energy code requirements. UDRH files are used according to guidance provided in the Northwest Modeling Requirements v18.1.

Performance Path Quality Assurance Overview

Posted: 09/20/2019

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Performance Path Quality Assurance Overview

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This provides an overview of the File and Field QA processes used in Performance Path programs.

Performance Path Abridged AXIS Overview and Update for Utilities

Posted: 09/20/2019

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Performance Path Abridged Axis Overview Page 1

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This provides an abridged overview of AXIS for utilities as a supplement to the Performance Path Overview presentation and webinars.

Performance Path Utility Program Design Form

Posted: 09/20/2019

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Performance Path Utility Program Design Form Page 1

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Complete this form as you design your Performance Path program.

Performance Path Event Planning Questionnaire

Posted: 09/20/2019

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Utility Toolkit Questionnaire

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The BetterBuiltNW team is available to support utilities in planning new incentive program kick-off events with local market partners. If you are interested in a new program kick-off event, please fill out the following questionnaire and send to BetterBuiltNW (info@BetterBuiltNW.com).

Performance Path Resource Guide

Posted: 09/20/2019

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Performance Path Resource Guide Thumb Page 1

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This helpful list of resources, vetted and compiled by BetterBuiltNW, includes links to service providers, reference guides, publications, professional organizations, and more.

Tap into Marketing Benefits from Certification Programs

Posted: 09/15/2019

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Many home certification programs offer excellent resources to help builders market their green and energy-efficient homes to prospective buyers. Check out the latest marketing initiatives and materials available to Northwest builders, including RESNET’s new digital marketing campaign, print-ready materials from NGBS Green, and homeowner testimonials for Zero Energy Ready Homes.


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