In the 2012 RESNET Board of Directors Election RESNET members elected two new members of the RESNET Board, Roy Honican and Nancy St. Hilaire.
Roy Honican, Blue Grass Energy, Kentucky
Roy Honican has been the Residential Services coordinator at Blue Grass Energy in Nicholasville, Kentucky since January 2002, after a long career in the electrical and HVAC industries. In his present position, Roy is responsible for residential energy efficiency, including Energy Smart Builder and Touchstone Energy Living programs. Other industry-related actives include, Midwest Residential Energy Conference Chair, Home Builder Association of Lexington Executive Board of Directors and Touchstone Energy Residential Energy committee. Roy holds certifications as a Building Performance Institute (BPI) Building Analyst, a HERS Rater, a RESNET Green Rater and has a Green Advantage Residential Certification. He was named the Home Builders Association Associate of the Year in 2010. Roy’s personal mission in life is to help people and his passion is energy efficiency. Roy serves on the RESNET Accreditation Committee.
Nancy St. Hilaire, Home Energy Group, South Carolina
ancy St. Hilaire is the co-owner, Operations Manager and Quality Assurance�Designee for the Home Energy Group, LLC based out of Charleston, SC. Home Energy Group started as a HERS Rating company and has expanded into being a HERS Provider, HERS Training organization, LEED for Homes Provider, and BPI Training Affiliate / Test Center. Nancy started off as a HERS rater and, as the business expanded, became the Quality Assurance Designee for both the RESENT providership and the LEED for Homes providership as well as a HERS and BPI Building Analyst trainer. Nancy is on the RESNET Training and Education committee as well as being active within the USGBC. Locally, in addition to working with market rate builders, Nancy is actively involved in supporting the five Habitat for Humanity affiliates in the Charleston area.
The philosophy behind the Home Energy Group has always been that there is a�business proposition to be made in building energy efficient homes. HEG works closely with their builders to analyze the most cost efficient way of achieving energy efficiency while understanding what consumers in the market are wanting in their homes. HEG also promotes the idea that the role of the Rater is not only to help the builders to build a better and more efficient home, but also assist them educating their employees, their subcontractors, and their sales and marketing people. By assisting builders to grow their market, it also grows the market for HERS Ratings. With the support of RESNET, HEG has been instrumental in the adoption of the HERS index as the predominant�energy efficiency indicator in South Carolina.