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Become a Home Energy Auditor in 8 Steps

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Wed, 2019-04-24 13:56
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If you’ve been trying to figure out how to become a home energy auditor, here are 8 steps that will set you up for success.

Click the graphic to open a bigger version in a new window, and keep reading for more information and links to helpful resources.

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NABCEP Certification a Requirement in Illinois

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Wed, 2019-07-10 15:05
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To become a solar installer in Illinois (with a focus on distributed generation), you must earn a solar certification.

The Illinois Distributed Generation Law identifies NABCEP Certification as an acceptable qualification in the state.

To become a "Distributed Generation Installer" in Illinois, you must:

Complete one of the experience and/or training qualifications  Read more: NABCEP Certification a Requirement in Illinois »

Getting Your LEED License

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Wed, 2019-04-03 10:53
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If you work in the construction or real estate industries, you've probably heard about LEED. Green buildings earn a designation called LEED Certification. People can also earn a designation showing their understanding of LEED building practices. But it's NOT called a LEED License.

There is no such thing as a "LEED License."

Many people confuse the terms license and certification, so let's get that out of the way right now.  Read more: Getting Your LEED License »

Revised HEP EA/QCI Certifications Now Available

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Wed, 2019-03-27 10:37
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If you work for a Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) or have researched the Home Energy Professional (HEP) certifications in the past, you probably heard that the HEP Energy Auditor and HEP Quality Control Inspector certifications have changed.

Let’s set the record straight on what happened.

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RESNET Combines Written Exams

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Wed, 2019-03-20 09:43
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Last week, the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) announced that it has consolidated the RESNET Core Written Exam and the RESNET Combustion Safety Written Exam into one combined exam. This reduces the number of exams that a HERS Rater candidate must take from four to three.

RESNET HERS Rater Certification exams  Read more: RESNET Combines Written Exams »

How Cities Are Becoming Resilient

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Wed, 2019-03-13 10:09
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In our previous post about resilient buildings, we talked about how the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has recognized the importance of resilience during the design, construction, and operations of our building stock. They’ve also expanded this vision to cities, with initiatives that include the LEED for Cities Pilot and RELi.  Read more: How Cities Are Becoming Resilient »

Plan for Building Resilience

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Wed, 2019-03-06 13:04
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In our previous post, we introduced the concept of resilience as it applies to infrastructure and disaster relief. To continue this theme, let's look at what organizations are doing to encourage resilient building strategies.

commercial building resilience  Read more: Plan for Building Resilience »

An Introduction to Resilience

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Wed, 2019-02-27 13:08
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What do climate change and cybersecurity have in common?

Both are:

threats to our well-being

becoming more prevalent

can be addressed through resilience

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You’re probably familiar with the general definition of resilience, which is the ability to recover quickly.  Read more: An Introduction to Resilience »

BPI Energy Audits Save Lives

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Wed, 2019-02-20 14:06
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During the winter months, it’s not uncommon to see articles about the benefits of home energy audits, especially as a solution to controlling energy bills while maintaining thermal comfort.

But home energy audits serve another purpose year-round: saving lives.  Read more: BPI Energy Audits Save Lives »

Getting Your Energy Auditor License

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Wed, 2019-02-13 12:59
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As you embark on a new career path in the energy efficiency industry, you may begin your research with identifying the qualifications for an energy auditor license.

But, for the most part, an "Energy Auditor License" does not exist.

Energy Auditor License Application image

How can this be? How do you show that you're a competent energy auditor? Keep reading.  Read more: Getting Your Energy Auditor License »

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