Energy Auditing

Energy auditing refers to the career in which a certified individual assesses the energy consumption of a home, diagnoses health and safety issues, and makes recommendations on how to enhance energy efficiency.

What Employers Look for in Home Energy Auditor Job Candidates

Thu, 2017-10-12 11:12

As a green jobs training provider, Everblue frequently hears from employers looking to hire certified home energy auditors. Over the years, we’ve seen hundreds of job postings, and many identify similar traits among desirable energy auditor candidates.

Here’s our breakdown of the most sought-after characteristics of home energy auditor job candidates:

Minimum Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Bachelor's degree preferred


How Much is Blower Door Equipment?

Tue, 2017-08-01 14:38

If you’re an HVAC contractor thinking about adding blower door and duct leakage testing to your business services, you’re probably also wondering how much it will cost upfront to purchase the equipment. This post is for you.

If you’re completely new to the concept of residential energy efficiency and want to learn more about the various certifications and pathways available, take a moment to view our Home Energy Auditor Training series.

Blower Door Equipment Discount from Retrotec

Tue, 2017-05-16 11:18

We’re excited to announce that participants in our BPI training and RESNET HERS Rater training courses can now receive a 14% discount on blower door testing equipment from Retrotec!

Individuals who plan to start a home performance company will need blower door, duct blaster, and manometer equipment at a minimum to offer a home energy auditing service and/or to meet building code requirements.

Energy Audits Required in Austin, TX

Thu, 2017-04-20 09:16

The Energy Conservation Audit and Disclosure (ECAD) ordinance, listed in chapter 6-7 of the Austin, TX City Code, states that energy audits and disclosures are required for all homes and buildings that are served by the Austin Energy utility and located within Austin city limits.

Commercial energy audits may be performed by a local energy professional without a certification. Single-family and multi-family home energy audits must be performed by a qualified ECAD Energy Professional, such as a BPI Building Analyst or RESNET HERS Rater.

Michigan Energy Auditor Certifications

Thu, 2016-01-21 11:45

Last Updated: 2017-04-20 01:44

How to Meet MI Energy Code - Become a RESNET HERS Rater

Starting February 8, 2016, the Michigan Energy Code will adopt the 2015 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (2015 IECC) with "amendments, deletions, and additions deemed necessary for use in Michigan." The state will be skipping the 2012 IECC, thereby increasing the energy efficiency requirements of its homes by 10-12%.

Why You Should "Learn By Doing"

Tue, 2015-05-05 15:19

Last Updated: 2017-04-20 03:02

The Difference Between BPI and RESNET

Tue, 2015-02-24 11:53

Last Updated: 2017-08-21 12:16


Home performance professionals seek either BPI Certification or RESNET HERS Rater Certification to help them fine-tune their technical skills and become a certified home energy auditor. Both of these certification programs illustrate proficiency in residential energy concepts.

What Energy Auditors Do

Tue, 2014-08-12 08:38

In a previous post, I wrote about the factors driving residential energy efficiency. Now that we've explored why there is a growing demand for energy auditors, let’s take a look at what is it that they actually do.

An energy auditor’s main goal is to identify and prioritize opportunities for energy savings through data analysis, visual inspection, and the use of various diagnostic tools.

Evaluating Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

Wed, 2013-02-27 09:47

Have you purchased a new light bulb lately and had difficulty figuring out how to replace that incandescent bulb with the same wattage you had before? The way that lighting options are measured and evaluated has changed as part of the movement toward energy efficiency.