Atlanta, January 27, 2010 — Apogee Interactive’s flagship residential energy analysis software application, EnergyInsights, is now accredited by Resnet as an 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 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 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.