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REM/Rate

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REM/Rate™ is a user-friendly, sophisticated, residential energy analysis, code compliance and Home Energy Rating (HERS®) software developed specifically for the needs of HERS® Providers and Home Energy Raters.

REM/Rate™ software calculates heating, cooling, hot water, lighting, and appliance energy loads, consumption and costs for new and existing single and multi-family homes. Climate data is available for cities and towns throughout the U.S. and Canada. As a home energy rating tool, REM/Rate™ meets the following requirements:

Complies with RESNET® National Home Energy Rating Standards as promulgated by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET®).
Calculates energy loads, consumption and costs as well as sizes mechanical equipment and performs automatic International Energy Conservation Code compliance analysis.

In addition to energy rating, REM/Rate™ creates the following value-added information:
• U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR® v2.0, v2.5, v3.0 and v3.1 Home Analysis.
• 2005 EPACT Tax Credit Certification
• DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Certification
• Energy code compliance (IECC 1998 - 2015)
• National Green Building Standard™ (NGBS) Compliance
• LEED® for Homes compliance
• Energy appraisal addendum
• Utility bill analysis with weather normalization (existing homes)
• Design optimization (new homes)
• Heating and cooling equipment sizing
• Utility bill DSM compliance analysis

REM/Rate™ operates in Windows® and has many unique features including a simplified input procedure, extensive component libraries, automated energy efficient improvement analysis, duct condition and leakage analysis, latent and sensible cooling analysis, lighting and appliance audit, and active and passive solar analysis.

HERS® Providers throughout the U.S. use REM/Rate™ Software. The Software has a User Defined Reference Home feature which enables the HERS® Provider to create other reference homes (local construction practice, local code) that can be compared to the rated home. It also has an Export Database feature that creates a database of inputs and outputs for statistical analysis, archiving ratings and custom report generation.

Expertise Required: 

RESNET® HERS® Providers and Home Energy Raters

Audience: 

RESNET® HERS® Providers and Home Energy Raters for ratings, code compliance, utility programs, green building, etc.

Input: 

REM/Rate™ operates in Windows® and has many unique features including a simplified input procedure, extensive component libraries, automated energy efficient improvement analysis, duct condition and leakage analysis, latent and sensible cooling analysis, lighting and appliance audit, and active and passive solar analysis.

Output: 

Complies with RESNET® National Home Energy Rating Standards as promulgated by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET®).
Calculates energy loads, consumption and costs as well as sizes mechanical equipment and performs automatic International Energy Conservation Code compliance analysis.

In addition to energy rating, REM/Rate™ creates the following value-added information:
• U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR® v2.0, v2.5, v3.0 and v3.1 Home Analysis.
• 2005 EPACT Tax Credit Certification
• DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Certification
• Energy code compliance (IECC 1998 - 2015)
• National Green Building Standard™ (NGBS) Compliance
• LEED® for Homes compliance
• Energy appraisal addendum
• Utility bill analysis with weather normalization (existing homes)
• Design optimization (new homes)
• Heating and cooling equipment sizing
• Utility bill DSM compliance analysis

Strengths: 

Residential energy modeling, single family, multifamily

Country: 
United States
Major Capabilities: 
Whole-building Energy Simulation
Code Compliance
Ratings and Certificates
Language: 
English
Platform: 
Windows
Pricing: 
Free To Try
Help and Support: 
Free Email Support
Peer Support Forum
Free Phone Support
Last Software Update: 
25 May 2017
Last Entry Update: 
26 May 2017
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