Certifications

Green Home Inspections & Energy Audits, Inc. and Green Home Weatherization, Inc. staffs nationally certified professionals, and this allows us to come in and evaluate, test and analyze your home to determine the best course of action to lower your utility bills, make your home more comfortable and safer.  The energy and weatherization market place is starting to get flooded with inexperienced and un-certified individuals that can do more harm than good to your home.  Your home is the biggest investment you will make in your lifetime, so make sure that you use the best, most qualified individuals to audit and weatherize your home.

BPI Certified

BPI Certified Building Analyst Professional
BPI Certified Building Envelope Professional

Building Performance Institute, BPI certified professionals are highly skilled experts on the front-lines of the home performance industry. BPI is a nationally recognized credentialing program that identifies individual excellence in house-as-a-system evaluation, diagnostics and installation.

There are 128 million existing homes in America, and many were built before modern energy codes were established. Residential structures are responsible for 20% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the country, because they use so much fossil fuel. For many homeowners and tenants, energy bills account for far too much of the monthly budget.  Stringent technical standards and requirements mean that BPI certified professionals are individuals who have been trained to meet these problems head-on. They have proven their skills, meeting stringent, nationally recognized standards by passing both written and field examinations.

These are problems that product rebate programs, non-certified contractors or the best homeowner cannot solve. Sometimes, they can do more harm than good by inadvertently creating problems with mold, moisture, ice damming, poor indoor air quality and even combustion appliance back-drafting.


RESNET Certified

RESNET Certified HERS (Home Energy Rater) Rater

A home energy rating involves an analysis of a home's construction plans and onsite inspections. Based on the home's plans, the Home Energy Rater uses an energy efficiency software package to perform an energy analysis of the home's design. This analysis yields a projected, pre-construction HERS Index.

Upon completion of the plan review, the rater will work with the builder to identify the energy efficiency improvements needed to ensure the house will meet ENERGY STAR performance guidelines. The rater then conducts onsite inspections, typically including a blower door test (to test the leakiness of the house) and a duct test (to test the leakiness of the ducts). Results of these tests, along with inputs derived from the plan review, are used to generate the HERS Index for the home.

Unlike a Building Performance Audit or a weatherization assessment, a home energy rating is a recognized tool in the mortgage industry. Home energy ratings can be used in a variety of ways in the housing industry. Since a rating quantifies the energy performance of a home, the HERS Index provides an easily understandable means to compare the relative energy efficiency of different homes.


WX Weatherization Certified Assessor/Final Inspector

A Weatherization certified Assessor / Final Inspector has gone through a rigorous 8 week training program that includes all aspects testing and weatherizing your home.  The number one priority is the health and safety of the occupants of the home.  Thorough testing of your home before and after the energy retrofits have been installed is our top priority.  Durability is also an important step in the process, air leaks in your home bring in contaminants, dirty or contaminated air and moisture are two of the biggest concerns that affect building durability.  The combination of the two can lead to mold and moisture issues that over time will start deteriorating the structure of your home.  Combustion safety before and after the retrofits is also a top priority, changes made to your home during the weatherization process must be monitored before, during and after the retrofits is very important to the safety of the homes occupants.


Certified Level I Infrared Thermography Professional

Infrared thermography is a very important tool in the home energy audit/assessment; however the tool is only as good as the operator’s knowledge of building science and the effects of the temperature of the subject and its surroundings. At Green Home we use only Level I and Level II certified professionals.  The combination of certified building science professionals and certified infrared thermography professionals is a very powerful combination in testing, analyzing, and making recommendations for your home.


Lead-Safe Certified Firm

Certified Lead Renovators

Green Home employs lead renovators to safely work on your home to contain, capture and clean up any potential lead disturbed during the retrofit process.  Your safety and the safety of the environment are very important to us.


Advanced Air Sealing Certified

Air sealing is the top retrofit performed by qualified and quality weatherization companies and at Green Home we know this and we have been certified in all of the advanced techniques.  By combining all of these certifications and experience, we are the Premier Energy Auditing Weatherization Company in the area!


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