"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,…"
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…"
"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…"
"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.
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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,…"
"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…"
"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…"
Real estate professionals who understand the basics of solar and know how to market the benefits of an installation will have a market edge. For most real estate agents and appraisers, assessing the value of solar is a new…
Energy Upgrade California offers rebates up to $6,500.00 in SDGE territory. Up to $4,500 in other territories. Unfortunately they don't/won't promote it. I can't get straight candid answers from the contractors supporting the program. Only…