In California the prevalent and rebate or incentive sanctioned model to perform a whole house performance upgrade usually requires places holder of the General B Contractor's license as the program manager. The GC or HPC works with the building owner and rebate agency to review or present the building assessment results and makes recommendations on the scope of work. The GC/HPC then performs or subs out the agreed upon work, including the final test-out and consequent HERS Ratings, if necessary or as requested.

I suggest that the home or building energy auditor is most often in as good or even better position to take on the PM role over the sub-contractors in that the certified energy auditor is:

  1. Driven by results that are based upon numbers, meaning quality assurance is guaranteed;
  2. Able to schedule work with less "touches" to disturb the owner;
  3. Able to set and sell the vision for a whole house upgrade from a first-hand, building science POV;
  4. Best to make the case for a whole house approach rather than compromise on piecemeal fixes;
  5. A disinterested 3rd party specialist with their eye on the final vision that will hold the subs up to the highest standard within the terms of their sub-contract agreement;
  6. Make the case for the many non-energy benefits;
  7. Able to stay up to date and involved with all financing options available;
  8. The one with the tools at their disposal to measure in-process work;
  9. Maintains the big picture to manage a project from a distance

Tags: analyst, building, home, house, management, performance, project, rater, selling, upgrades, More…whole

Views: 106

Reply to This

Featured Forum Discussions

Too many BTU's. Too much horsepower?

Started by Steve in General Forum. Last reply by Eric Kjelshus on Saturday. 4 Replies

Stack/wind pressure and flow networks.

Started by Daniel James Grundy in Training. Last reply by Daniel James Grundy on Thursday. 5 Replies

BDT with vermiculite in hollow CMU walls?

Started by Brad Cook in General Forum. Last reply by John Nicholas on Thursday. 2 Replies

Strange IR Image

Started by Larry Nissman in General Forum. Last reply by Brad Cook Mar 9. 7 Replies

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Latest Activity

Home Energy Magazine's blog post was featured

The Elephant in the Room

Last week I attended the annual Home Performance Coalition (HPC) Conference & Trade Show in…See More
2 hours ago
Lucifer Prescott is now a member of Home Energy Pros
3 hours ago
Home Energy Magazine posted a blog post

The Elephant in the Room

Last week I attended the annual Home Performance Coalition (HPC) Conference & Trade Show in…See More
11 hours ago
Diane Chojnowski replied to Quinn Korzeniecki's discussion Don MacOdrum Receives BPI's 2017 Tony Woods Award and Four Others Inducted in to Hall of Fame in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"Congratulations Mike! Thanks for all you do for the home performance industry!"
14 hours ago
Sarah OConnell's blog post was featured
14 hours ago
Mike Rogers replied to Quinn Korzeniecki's discussion Don MacOdrum Receives BPI's 2017 Tony Woods Award and Four Others Inducted in to Hall of Fame in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"Congratulations to Don! A deep thanks for the honor--and even more thanks to the many who've…"
yesterday
Mike Rogers joined Building Performance Institute's group
Thumbnail

Building Performance Institute (BPI)

BPI is the nation's premier standards development, quality assurance and credentialing organization…See More
yesterday
Horace Douglas Hunt, Jr. replied to eric anderson's discussion Energy auditing equipment for sale in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"Have you sold this or still interested in sales of this equipment?"
yesterday

Home Energy Pros

Welcome to Home Energy Pros – the unique digital community by and for those who work in the home energy performance arena.

Home Energy Pros was founded by the developers of Home Energy Saver Pro (supported by the U.S. Department of Energy) and brought to you in partnership with Home Energy magazine.  Home Energy Pros is sponsored by the Better Buildings Residential Network. Please honor our Guidelines

© 2017   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service