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Energy auditing as a stand-alone business model...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Cook Feb 3. 10 Replies

Most, if not all, energy auditors that I come across in the real estate world have an energy auditing company that that is also a home performance contractor that complete many if not all of the…Continue

Blower Door Testing With James Brown...

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Energy Auditing Software

Started this discussion. Last reply by tedkidd Dec 1, 2016. 3 Replies

Two quick questions regarding REM/Rate software...I have recently downloaded and find it very easy to use for energy auditing.  However:1) Are there libraries that one can download to use within the…Continue

DOE Home Energy Score

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeffrey Gephart Feb 3. 16 Replies

Is anybody out there using the DOE Home Energy Score?  If so, are you using it as a supplement to current WAP/home performance work or are you using it for some other reason?Continue

 

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Jeffrey Gephart replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"Ted, In Vermont we are piloting the use of the Home Energy Score with a twist in effort to increase its usefulness to the real estate professionals. We use the DOE's tool to also populate a wedge shaped chart that displays the expected total…"
Feb 3
Brad Cook replied to Rob Madden's discussion Energy auditing as a stand-alone business model...
"If an auditor has not actually done a lot of field work, air sealing and insulating, they are not able to provide truly useful work proposals or recommendations. An insulation contractor then only has a written report to go by. They still have to go…"
Feb 3
Rob Madden replied to Rob Madden's discussion Energy auditing as a stand-alone business model...
"My experience with some of the local companies is that they only push what they know.  HVAC pushes duct sealing and system replacements while the insulation company focuses on adding R value in the attic (I know that is a broad generalization…"
Feb 2
Rob Madden replied to Rob Madden's discussion Energy auditing as a stand-alone business model...
"So is your business more with other contractors verifying their work?"
Feb 2
Rob Madden replied to Rob Madden's discussion Energy auditing as a stand-alone business model...
"Wow that is a great spreadsheet.  Are you completing the weatherization work yourself or do you sub it out?"
Feb 2
Jan Green replied to Rob Madden's discussion Energy auditing as a stand-alone business model...
"Good question Rob. I've seen some that offer multi-faceted approaches with more than one product line, ie solar, energy audits, HVAC.   But I also have clients who are energy auditors that are very successful.  Being able to offer…"
Feb 2
Shawn Mallan replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"Plenty of people pay for advice that can't correlate directly to a dollar amount. I don't think that's the point.  No one doubts that adding insulation to your home will save you money, but I have yet to see any good data on…"
Feb 2
Shawn Mallan replied to Rob Madden's discussion Energy auditing as a stand-alone business model...
"I operate a home energy consulting business and most of the non-mandated audits I do come to me precisely because I'm not affiliated with any contractor or product. These homeowners appreciate the independent, non-biased approach I take.…"
Feb 2
Bruce Chyka replied to Rob Madden's discussion Energy auditing as a stand-alone business model...
"My business is a 3rd party Energy Audit Business only. It has been this way for 16 years. Most of those years it was part time. Since 2006 however it is more than full time. You cannot think individual home owners will sustain your business. You…"
Feb 2
tedkidd replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"Let's unpack this premise that home energy score is somehow a proxy for value that people will pay something for on a monthly basis. How, why, would you? How does it translate to value? Someone please show me the math? A lower interest rate…"
Feb 2
tedkidd replied to Rob Madden's discussion Energy auditing as a stand-alone business model...
"Here is our project data including energy use, EUI, project paybacks: bit.ly/ESHPclientHPdata"
Feb 2
tedkidd replied to Rob Madden's discussion Energy auditing as a stand-alone business model...
"It's what we do. Here are our case studies: bit.ly/ESHPCaseStudiesdev"
Feb 2
Bud Poll replied to Rob Madden's discussion Energy auditing as a stand-alone business model...
"In most areas a stand alone energy auditing business cannot compete with companies who will give the audit away in hopes of getting the more profitable renovation work.  If they someday mandate 3rd party independent energy audits then perhaps…"
Feb 2
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Energy auditing as a stand-alone business model...

Most, if not all, energy auditors that I come across in the real estate world have an energy auditing company that that is also a home performance contractor that complete many if not all of the upgrades and repairs that they recommend. Usually it is a contractor such as a HVAC, insulation, general contractor, etc that has energy auditors on staff though there are several companies that emphasize the home performance testing first with the ability to contract or sub-contract the work outlIs…See More
Jan 31
Shawn Mallan replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"I'm a Home Energy Scorer in the Berkeley, CA area. In Berkeley, Home Energy Scores are required when a home is sold. The sellers and realtors I work with generally see the score as a "check the box" item they have to do when selling,…"
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Phoenix solar home sales by Zip Code for Jan-Sept 2014

Posted on November 12, 2014 at 12:30pm 1 Comment

From January 1, 2014 to September 30, 2014, several areas saw significant solar home sales when compared to the other areas of the Phoenix area.  The top five zip codes were:

  1. Goodyear (85338) with 40 solar home sales
  2. Peoria (85383) with 39 solar home sales
  3. Sun City West (85375) with 32 solar home sales
  4. Laveen (85339) with 22 solar home sales
  5. Buckeye (85396) with 22 solar home sales

During this time, there were a total of 809…

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Phoenix Solar Home Sales Are Flat in October 2014

Posted on November 3, 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

Phoenix solar home sales were up 2 percent in the month of October but the news is not all rosy, according to data from the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS).

In October 2014, there were a total of 102 solar home sales, 44 solar homes had a solar lease while the other 58 homes had an owned solar photovoltaic (PV) system on the roof. October returned to the…

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Phoenix 3rd Quarter Solar Resale Statistics Continue to Impress

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 11:08am 1 Comment

Phoenix solar home sales were up during the third quarter of 2014, including the resale of homes with a solar lease and solar owned systems on the roofs, according to the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS).  For the months of July, August, and September, there were a total of 289 Phoenix area homes that had either a leased or owned solar system, up 3.2 percent from the second quarter of 2014.

Solar leases made a large gain during the quarter as they accounted for 48…

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Phoenix Solar Home Sales Jump in September

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

The number of solar home sales in Phoenix jumped 13.6 percent from the previous month, according to data from the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS).

In September, there were a total of 100 solar home sales, 51 were homes with a solar lease while the other 49 were homes that the owner owned the solar photovoltaic (PV) system. This…

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At 8:48am on November 22, 2014, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Rob,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!


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