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Blue Grass Energy Employee Elected President Of RESNET Board

Published On: March 16, 2016

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(L-R) Alan Shedd, Steve Baden and Roy Honican at the 2014 Midwest Energy Conference

Roy Honican, residential services coordinator at Blue Grass Energy Cooperative in Nicholasville, KY, was recently elected as the new president of the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) Board of Directors.

RESNET was founded in 1995 as an independent, non-profit organization to help homeowners reduce the cost of their utility bills by making their homes more energy efficient. Roy is a certified RESNET home energy rater (HERS), and he was instrumental in working with the Home Builders Association of Lexington in having its builder members become RESNET Energy Smart Builders.

The RESNET Board of Directors consists of 20 members responsible for setting policy, establishing long-term goals, monitoring general operations, and approving the organizational outcomes and allocation of resources. RESNET Executive Director Steve Baden welcomed Honican as the new RESNET board president saying, “For 2016 the RESNET board has adopted the new priority of expanding RESNET’s services. Rural Americans pay among the highest energy bills in the nation. Roy’s leadership with the National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association and Touchstone Energy Cooperatives will serve RESNET well in addressing the barriers limiting RESNET in rural America.”

Roy’s goal as the RESNET board president is to lead the effort of expanding RESNET’s services to rural America, the mainstreaming of the HERS Index into the housing market and making RESNET a more inclusive organization.

Roy has also been instrumental in working with Touchstone Energy to incorporate RESNET standards into Touchstone Energy’s Together We Save program. “Roy has been a vital contributor and member of Touchstone Energy’s Energy Solutions Advisory Committee,” said Alan Shedd, director of energy solutions at Touchstone Energy. “This is a great opportunity for co-ops as Roy assumes leadership of a key organization committed to energy efficiency and helps shape national policy with the cooperative difference.”

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