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Energy auditor/analyst contracts

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adam Winter Jul 14, 2011. 1 Reply

We are seeing increased requirements for HERS Whole House Analysis in California.  Frequently, the analyses are required as part of a funding programs. Although the contract is between the homeowner…Continue

 

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May 24, 2012
Gloria Fultz commented on Brion Battin Black's blog post Making energy efficiency possible for middle-income homes
"This looks like a very interesting report.  I will share with the Pennsylvania energy network.  Gloria"
Jan 12, 2012
Brion Battin Black replied to Kiaya Schnellmann's discussion New 25e TAX CREDIT BILL - Good or Bad for Biz?
"RESNET is pushing har5d for both adoption this and other legislation. "RESNET's legislative priority for 2011 includes the following tax incentive provisions for residential energy efficiency: Extension of $2,000 energy efficient home…"
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Making energy efficiency possible for middle-income homes

December 2011, Lawrence Berkeley Labs report for the EPA.  Very significant document that establishes how to make it desirable and feasible for financially stressed middle-income Americans to improve their energy efficiency through innovative government incentives.  Worth a read for any serious professional and has lots of useful data to back our arguments.http://eetd.lbl.gov/EAP/EMP/reports/lbnl-5244e.pdfSee More
Dec 22, 2011
Classic Residential, Inc. replied to Brion Battin Black's discussion EUC Marketing in the group Energy Upgrade California
"The proposed EUC marketing support to cover 50% of contractor's cost is narrow.  Things like social media and blogs that help drive traffic to contractor websites are not accepted by EUC.  However, marketing collateral such as…"
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EUC Marketing

OK, I'll be the first to reply to your request for comments on the EUC marketing and effect on our business.  This may not be happening at each county's EUC website.  But, EUC Sonoma County's website has produced on average two clients a month for HERS II Whole House Analysis for us.  Although it's not a lot, it's more than would have happened otherwise.When the entire EUC contractor/rater database is functioning, It should be a help in finding clients who we otherwise might not serve.  For…See More
Sep 13, 2011
Adam Winter replied to Brion Battin Black's discussion Energy auditor/analyst contracts
"Brian,   Can you please illuminate the details of the HERSII integration/ requirements of each of the programs specifically.    Thanks"
Jul 14, 2011
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Energy auditor/analyst contracts

We are seeing increased requirements for HERS Whole House Analysis in California.  Frequently, the analyses are required as part of a funding programs. Although the contract is between the homeowner and the HERS analyst, the motivation may be to comply with a requirement of a funding or enforcement entity.  How should the agreement reflect this?  Should specific items to be considered be included? Do HERS, BPI and BIG have any standardized agreements or contracts?  Do you, as an auditor/analyst…See More
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Time: Morning and evening sessions Location: Your own home or office!Just kidding about the free beer. 18.0 RESNET Professional Development Credits and 8.0 BPI Continuing Education Units come with your 6-module online training that is conducted in the morning and evening in 2.5 hour sessions. Meet the requirement, get your credits, no travel, no missed work, take the course from your home or office. What's not to like? www.TheBER.com for more information and…See More
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Certified Green Building Professional, US-EPA IAQ, HERS- Home Energy Rating System Rater & HERS II Whole House
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Provides counsel in cost-cutting measures for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving quality of interior air and energy conservation for commercial and residential buildings. Currently seeking collaboration in developing processes for mitigating toxic VOC in existing interior air (sick building syndrome)

Over 30 years consulting, trainingt and senior management experience in international institutions, universities, NGOs and governments in Europe and USA.
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Making energy efficiency possible for middle-income homes

Posted on December 22, 2011 at 9:30am 1 Comment

December 2011, Lawrence Berkeley Labs report for the EPA.  Very significant document that establishes how to make it desirable and feasible for financially stressed middle-income Americans to improve their energy efficiency through innovative government incentives.  Worth a read for any serious professional and has lots of useful data to back our arguments.…

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