"I have been a home inspector since 2003 and evolved into energy related issues and became a home energy auditor in 2007... It took extra time on each job, but I've always tried to "go above and beyond" the basic audit, and educate my…"
"Rebates are nice to get, and they make it easier to do fix-ups and upgrades.
What everyone forgets about rebates is that the $$ for them does not fall from the sky like rain.
The taxpayers of the state or province pay for them, so when I get a…"
"King (and others re:color of light)
For what it's worth, the same question and answer applies to LED flashlights..
I have 2 LED flashlights, and one produces noticeably yellow light while the other is a neutral white."
"It seems like a lot of work to accurately describe the house, but I guess you get accurate answers for your efforts.
At least I hope you do. There's nothing (that was mentioned) about describing the insulation in the walls, floors,…"
"Here is a non-"kosher" thought…..
It has been mentioned in a limited context, but if it is done on a larger scale, it solves the problem.
If your circumstances allow (shading, roof condition and space, $$ to do it), get solar PV,…"
David Eakin is basically right in what he is telling you.
I am in a similar situation in New Jersey... I have a BPI BA and Envelope Professional certification as well as the Installer certification... I would recommend getting the Installer…"
"What nobody has mentioned so far (maybe because it is slightly off-subject regarding the initial question) is that all of the publicity you hear about energy audits is how the government gives them to you for free with this program or that program,…"
Debra Monte is right...
If BPI wants to create an Energy Auditor certification, that's fine, but those of us who are BA/EP certified and have been doing energy audits (I have been doing them since 2007) should be grandfathered into the…"
I am an energy auditor, so I recommend CFL's and LED's to my home energy audit clients.
I was "with you" up until the last paragraph.
You say your views are close to libertarian, but then you take the hard-left-liberal…"
I use an IPad to take notes during any event or inspection or audit.
It has completely replaced my clipboard with legal pad attached.
For energy audits, it has also replaced my calculator and more importantly, I have set up Excel…"
A hammer and a saw used to be the key tools for home contractors. Today, the best-in-breed also use high-tech equipment while performing a professional energy audit or verifying that construction has been done correctly.