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.

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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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.

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

What Employers Look for in Home Energy Auditor Job Candidates

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Mon, 2017-11-06 14:29
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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

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How Much is Blower Door Equipment?

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Thu, 2019-03-07 05:06
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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.  Read more: How Much is Blower Door Equipment? »

Blower Door Equipment Discount from Retrotec

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Fri, 2018-04-20 11:55
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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.  Read more: Blower Door Equipment Discount from Retrotec »

Energy Audits Required in Austin, TX

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Fri, 2019-04-26 14:49
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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.  Read more: Energy Audits Required in Austin, TX »

Michigan Energy Auditor Certifications

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Mon, 2018-12-03 14:56
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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%.

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Why You Should "Learn By Doing"

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Mon, 2018-12-03 16:10
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When it comes to learning, some people often overlook their preferred learning style in favor of superficial factors that seemingly appeal to them. Cost, schedule, and simplicity are often the most valued features that a person considers when trying to purchase something – let alone education. Ironically, placing value on these superficial features often causes a person to sacrifice the ultimate goal, which is learning! Let’s take a moment to talk about why the “learn-by-doing” strategy is the most effective way to enhance your skill set.  Read more: Why You Should "Learn By Doing" »

RESNET HERS Rater Certification vs BPI Certification

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Wed, 2019-07-17 15:52
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OVERVIEW

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.

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