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Ed Minch replied to David Astorina's discussion Should BPI Energy Auditors Become Licensed Home Inspectors? in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"Do you know what they call the guy that finishes last in his class at medical school?     Doctor. Here in Delaware, three years ago there were 2 firms in the state that where BPI certified.  Checking this morning on the state website,…"
Apr 21, 2011
Joseph Lamy replied to David Astorina's discussion Should BPI Energy Auditors Become Licensed Home Inspectors? in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"  Thanks, Joel, for the clarified info.I am glad to see there is considerably more attention being paid to combustion issues today than twenty years back. I have family in your town, and I always felt a connection there. Probably the result of…"
Apr 19, 2011
Joel Greenberg replied to David Astorina's discussion Should BPI Energy Auditors Become Licensed Home Inspectors? in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"Joseph, I'm an energy auditor in Austin, TX and I wanted to clarify what's happening in Austin.     You're referring to Austin's Energy Conservation and Disclosure (ECAD) audit.  Home sellers are required to…"
Apr 19, 2011
Joseph Lamy replied to David Astorina's discussion Should BPI Energy Auditors Become Licensed Home Inspectors? in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"Adam, it was December 10, 1994, Portland's Channel 8, as I recall around 5:00:01 p.m. PST.   Likely a snippet of long-gone history except what sticks in the craw of the guy who found it the reason for writing a law.   Gillian Landfair…"
Apr 18, 2011
Adam Zielinski replied to David Astorina's discussion Should BPI Energy Auditors Become Licensed Home Inspectors? in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"I'm with you and I agree with you.    The way the law was written previously, it said that no "contractor" could perform an "inspection" on more than 2 "building components".  Only licensed…"
Apr 17, 2011
Adam Zielinski replied to David Astorina's discussion Should BPI Energy Auditors Become Licensed Home Inspectors? in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"Joseph, if you have a link to that story or a copy of it of any sort, I would love to see it or get a copy.    Thanks,  Adam"
Apr 17, 2011
Joseph Lamy replied to David Astorina's discussion Should BPI Energy Auditors Become Licensed Home Inspectors? in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"Seventeen years ago, a woman made the news in Portland getting gassed in her new old house. The six doctors who misdiagnosed the carbon monoxide poisoning had sent her HOME with new pills each time. Six doctors in the ER.   I met with Kate…"
Apr 17, 2011
Joseph Lamy replied to David Astorina's discussion Should BPI Energy Auditors Become Licensed Home Inspectors? in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"Adam, do you mean to say there is something 'illegal' about an energy auditor NOTCING that the energy components of this performing structure have eroded its viability and TELLING the homeowner that something could be done to remedy…"
Apr 17, 2011
Adam Zielinski replied to David Astorina's discussion Should BPI Energy Auditors Become Licensed Home Inspectors? in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"Not exactly.  The inspector would walk on water, but not be able to propose a contract to do the work.  The energy auditor would "do time" for doing an inspection without being a licensed inspector.    But this is all…"
Apr 17, 2011
Joseph Lamy replied to David Astorina's discussion Should BPI Energy Auditors Become Licensed Home Inspectors? in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"In a home with $1000 December electric bills, the baseboard heaters and balloon framed walls with no insulation had teamed up to launch a young couple’s hard earned money up, up and away. The home inspector had not mentioned the construction…"
Apr 17, 2011
Joseph Lamy replied to David Astorina's discussion Should BPI Energy Auditors Become Licensed Home Inspectors? in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"Regarding the Oregon law about audits and inspections involving 3 different systems within a house, I came across a house that instructed me quite thoroughly. I found a depressurized CAZ resulting from panned joists which had sagged from…"
Apr 17, 2011
David Astorina is now friends with Allison A. Bailes III and Jim Klebes
Feb 3, 2011
Craig Bird replied to David Astorina's discussion Should BPI Energy Auditors Become Licensed Home Inspectors? in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"I would like to know what we as an industry can do to stop this? Where is it being debated and how can we influence this?   -- Craig Bird, BPI Building Analyst, HERS RaterReGroup Performance Contracting - Flagstaff, AZEnergy Audits,…"
Jan 27, 2011
Craig Bird replied to David Astorina's discussion Should BPI Energy Auditors Become Licensed Home Inspectors? in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"I agree, you can limit the liability. Isn't it amazing...I think a majority of Energy Auditors would also not want to get into home inspection, yet we would be forced to train to be one anyway."
Jan 27, 2011
Tom Maides replied to David Astorina's discussion Should BPI Energy Auditors Become Licensed Home Inspectors? in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"As a licensed home inspector, HERS Rater and BPI Building Analyst, I can assure you that becoming a home inspector is a mistake.  I whole heartedly agree with James Bushart.  As a home inspector you become a commodity inspector and the…"
Jan 27, 2011
allen p tanner replied to David Astorina's discussion Should BPI Energy Auditors Become Licensed Home Inspectors? in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"You do not want to be a Home Inspector. There are other license fees, continuing ed, associations, liablility, marketing competition, just to put up a blower door? I don't see any liability as an energy auditor other than following the…"
Jan 26, 2011

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BPI ENV SPECIALIST, THERMOGRAPHER LEVEL II
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Reducing Energy Use, Making homes more comfortable, Seeing the unseen.
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