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Old 08-21-2008, 03:17 PM   #1
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Do you need a license become an energy audit.


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I think your best bet would be to phone up your local heating gas and electrical utilities. They are the ones most active in promoting energy conservation programs, and would better know what government department would oversee any such licencing.

PS: I think it's an "energy auditor" you're wanting to be. An "energy audit" is the report the energy auditor produces.


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An energy audit is where they go through your house and help you determine where your home is inefficient. Things like old appliances, improper installations, insulation, air infiltration, inefficient windows and doors, etc.
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Originally Posted by jillharrison View Post
Sounds like a good thing to do actually. How much does an energy audit typically cost?

Contact your utility or electric company. They should be able to give you information and prices. If your electric company has a website you may be able to get the information there.
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In my area, some utility companies actually have programs where they'll do energy audits for free. It's worth a call to ask. How thorough they are varies. A good audit, when finished, will give you a computer generated report listing all the places in your home where energy is used, along with a recommendation and the expected savings. Some actually have the payback time listed for the remedy. Be prepared to provide them with all your utility costs and usage and to fill out several survey forms.
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Old 09-26-2008, 11:50 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by lid View Post
Do you need a license become an energy audit.
I think the actual question here is whether or not an individual needs to be certified or licensed to be an "energy auditor" or AKA Energy Rater or Energy Consultant. In the state of Illinois, ratings can only be conducted by state-certified Home Energy Raters using a set of nationally accredited analysis procedures and REM/Rate software tools.
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In California, there are no formal requirements, but in order to be competitive/competent, BPI certification is recommended ... at the very minimum. There are many other certifications that are highly recommended.

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