"Good question. I'm somewhat new to the game but I'd say if there isn't one, go directly to as many auditors as you can and see who will allow you to do an initial phone interview with recent customers."
"I haven't heard anything about HES being defunded. DOE manages the database and program model but local jurisdictions (state, non-profits, municipalities) are then the ones fund/administer and train folks. Not sure were you live but check here…"
"Thank you Jacob. It sounds like point of listing for Home Energy Score is optimum for awareness, though important to understand the kind of market you are dealing with to determine whether or not a good/bad score would motivate a buying decision. In…"
"This is a slippery slope. When 3nd floor is sealed and temperature is close to 72-76' all year. More sqare foot is used and costs can go up. I have seen one person go to 8 body's after building is sealed and new…"
"Comfort is a great point to mention. In my experience, most homeowners are either concerned and motivated to do something if it's about their comfort or energy costs. Environmental comes after; if at all. It's why we do what we do as…"
"Great question Brett. When I say energy audit I'm referring to a comprehensive 3-4 hour test of a home completed by a certified and licensed energy auditor. This would include a blower door, thermal imaging, CAZ testing, duct and…"
"Hi Will - Have you considered doing an energy audit instead to fully reveal the opportunities for upgrades in these homes? Based on what you've said, there is cause for concern about the legitimacy of the HES tool."
"We are considering supporting the HES more in Denver though it's unclear if audits or the HES move the needle more. Our state energy office is the administrator for HES and works to train people giving the score, though our motivation would be…"