Rinnai America Corp. is joining with the Residential Energy Services Network to educate the HVAC industry on the network’s home-energy rating system.

“Our partnership with Rinnai will help building and remodeling professionals better understand how tankless water heaters can contribute to a home’s overall health,” said Steve Baden, executive director for RESNET. “Additionally, it will allow these professionals to accurately account for potential home-energy savings, helping to further differentiate themselves in the marketplace.”

Rinnai is a manufacturer of tankless water heaters as well as HVAC systems. Under the agreement, a company representative will serve on a mechanical advisory council that reports to RESNET’s technical committee. The council reviews RESNET standards.

“As additional leading builders become engaged in sustainable building practices, the HERS rating will become more of a “miles per gallon” standard for home-building efficiency,” said Aaron Baugh, residential business development manager at Rinnai. “We are proud to partner with RESNET and assist builders in expanding their energy-efficient efforts and the advancement of building science.”