CHEERS and The CEC

 

While I feel this will fall on deaf ears I felt it worth a try. I am (or was) a HERS Rater here in California. The CEC and CHEERS have “locked” many of us raters out of conducting business here in California. I have personally passed on jobs due to this squabble.

This lockout began in early October. It was thought that this would be resolved quickly. After a five month moratorium this obviously is not the case. As far as I know the problem is data collection and the CEC does not like how CHEERS was collecting it. As a rater we were kept, and still are, mostly in the dark regardless of our investment.

While I can appreciate the need to follow rules, it would seem that this has gone on for too long, and it is time a referee step in and resolve this matter sooner rather than later.

We were given the option to move to a new provider which was more money and time out of pocket for training and certifications we already own.  More red tape and money out of pocket in the worse economic climate since the Great Depression is more than a little mean.  My out of pocket expenses to start this venture were not insignificant to me and my family. I understand Capitalism has risks (as it should), however this is one risk we should not have to endure.

Furthermore, The State of California has invested tens of thousands of dollars, if not hundreds of thousands or even millions, to train out of work Californians as CHEERS Raters under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. At this point a colossal waste of time, effort and precious resources during a time period when we have little none to waste.

With the world turning toward new energy solutions and the President touting the Green Economy one would think that this issue could be resolved. Here we sit - a highly train green workforce that has been shut out from the workforce by the State Government of California and particularly the CEC.

I urge the Governor and his office to look into this matter. This is an example of how the State of California government is working against its workforce and citizens and not for them.

 

Sincerely,

 

Glen Gallo

Red E3

PO Box 722703

San Diego CA 92172

858 922 7507

glen@rede3.com

http://rede3.com

Views: 61

Comment

You need to be a member of Home Energy Pros to add comments!

Join Home Energy Pros

Comment by Tom White on March 1, 2011 at 1:49pm
Thanks for sharing your letter, Glen.  Can you give us the backstory on the "lockout" and explain the difference between a CHEERS, HERS and HERS 2 rater?  You should also post your letter on Engage360.com.  Thanks!

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Twitter

Latest Activity

Kelly replied to Colin Genge's discussion What is the value of using a pressure pan to test outlets?
"Hi Colin, I like using the pressure pans at outlets to guide my inspections once I'm in the…"
14 hours ago
Leo Klisch commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post Natural Gas is Becoming Less Attractive
"It seems a bit wasteful to use NG for such a low temperature application as space heat. If a heat…"
15 hours ago
HomeWiz posted photos
16 hours ago
Kobus Niemand commented on Jim Gunshinan's blog post A Healthy Home and a Healthy Bottom Line
"Thanks for the download! Great paper,  Homes receiving EE can experience increases in radon…"
16 hours ago
Jan Green replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"Agreed Sandy on all counts!   HES and HERS will be confusing to everyone that doesn't…"
17 hours ago
Steven Lefler replied to David Eakin's discussion A Growing American Problem In Search Of Valid Answers
"Modular Lifestyles has developed proven Net Zero factory built as a modular or his HUD code…"
17 hours ago
Joshua Fletcher posted a blog post

Are low-E glass windows good to install on desert homes?

Energy Efficient Windows That Lower Energy BillsThe technology used in windows continues to deliver…See More
17 hours ago
tedkidd commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post Natural Gas is Becoming Less Attractive
"We are taking people off of natural gas. It is making sense financially, and has unpriced health,…"
18 hours ago

© 2016   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service