Where to Find A Qualified Home Energy Auditor.

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By Energy Circle Staff - October 29th, 2009

Finding a qualified home energy auditor is easier than ever before. If you're ready to make one of the smartest home investments available, start here to find the best person to conduct your home energy audit.
 
The two energy audit related questions we hear most often from homeowners at Energy Circle are: how do I find an energy auditor, and how do I know he or she is qualified?
 
That initial step of finding a home energy auditor - and getting that first home energy audit - is clearly a barrier for many homeowners.  Our goal is to help take down that barrier.  With that in mind, we put together our Guide to Energy Audit Certification, explaining what the various certifications mean and what sort of training and qualifications they entail.  With the proliferation of "green consultants" and people of all stripes calling themselves auditors, it's all the more important to find the true professionals. 
 
But that brings us back to the first question - where to look to find a home energy auditor.  While there's no definitive single source, the aim of this article is to put you on the right track.  We've compiled here what we think is the most comprehensive directory of directories, list of lists, to help you find a qualified home energy auditor in your area. 
 
Of course, there's no substitute for word of mouth - talking to neighbors, friends, and family to find an auditor who's doing good work in your community.  But this is a start.  All comments, additions and suggestions, of course, are more than welcome.
 
  • National Organizations: A couple nationwide organizations, Efficiency First and the National Save Energy Coalition have directories of their member energy auditors and home performance professionals. Efficiency First and the National Save Energy Coalition are organizations particularly dedicated to the profession, and consequently are quite heavily involved in the public policy side of the equation.  If you value involvement in the policy sphere as a way of qualifying energy efficiency professionals, these two organizations are a good place to start your energy auditor search. 
  • Certifying Organizations: The leading national organizations that provide energy auditor certification can be a good source for how to find an auditor. Building Performance Institute (BPI) has a contractor search page, and Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET)  a certified rater directory, both of which let you search by location to find a certified energy auditor in your area.  
  • Third Party Directories: There are many directory sites on the web that contain energy auditors, but we suggest focusing only on those that: (1) are dedicated to energy efficiency professionals (vs all manner of contractors) and (2) indicate that they perform some degree of quality check on their members. Two that meet this criteria are: EnergyAudits.com and Energy Savvy, both sites with search mechanisms for finding an energy expert in your local area.  These companies are relatively new, so their databases may be thin for a while. Each operates on a middleman business model of charging auditors to be listed and/or selling contractors leads that are generated on their site.  EnergyAudits.com requires that contractors registered on their site hold BPI and/or RESNET certification. Energy Savvy staff qualify contractors before listing them.
  • Energy Efficiency Professionals on Twitter: There is a small but growing community of home energy auditors and home performance professionals currently using Twitter to communicate with customers and fellow professionals. These tend to be the more internet-savvy auditors, and often their tweets will give you great insight into who they are as auditors, as well as some useful information about the profession. You can see a list of Home Energy Efficiency Professionals on Twitter on this TweepML list.
  • State Organizations & State Listings: Below is a state-by-state list of energy auditor directories.  Some states, you'll notice, are blank.  This is either because these states currently do not have a certifying organization or statewide energy audit program of their own, or because we somehow missed them during our (rigorous, mind you) search.  If you know something we don't, feel free to let us know in the comments.
Alabama: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
Alaska: The ABSN website provides a list of AKWarm-certified raters.
 
Arizona: Find a Home Performance Contractor with this form from Foundation for Senior Living.
 
Arkansas: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
California: The California Building Performance Contractors Association (CBPCA) has a directory of home performance contractors here, and the California Home Energy Efficiency Rating Services (CHEERS) program has a directory of auditors and raters here.
 
Colorado: Colorado Home Performance with Energy Star has a directory of auditors.
 
 
Delaware: Delaware's Energy An$wers program has a directory of home performance contractors here (pdf).  
 
Florida: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
Georgia: Find an auditor with the Southface Home Performance with Energy Star rater/assessor directory, or with Georgia Power's list of participating Home Performance with Energy Star consultants and contractors.
 
Hawaii: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
Idaho: Find a contractor with Idaho Home Performance with Energy Star 
 
Illinois: The Illinois Association of Energy Raters has a Rater Directory of RESNET-certified raters and energy auditors.
 
Indiana: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
Iowa: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
Kansas: The Kansas Energy Information Network has a list of resources, including independent home energy auditors, here.
 
Kentucky: Although we're currently unable to find a directory of energy auditors in Kentucky, the state's Department for Energy Development and Independence lists utilities in the state that offer home energy audits here.
 
Louisiana: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
Maine: The Maine Home Performance Progam has a list of certified home performance contractors here (pdf). The independent Maine Association of Building Efficiency Professionals has a list of auditors. Maine Housing Authority also certifies energy auditors and maintains a list here
 
Maryland: Maryland Home Performance with Energy Star's website features an auditor search page.
 
Massachusetts: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
Michigan: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
Minnesota: The Minnesota Building Performance Association has a directory of home performance consultants.
 
Mississippi: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
Missouri: Missouri has a directory of state-certified home energy auditors here. The independent Missouri Association of Accredited Energy Professionals (MAAEP) also has a growing list of members in the Show Me State.
 
Montana: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
Nebraska: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
Nevada: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
New Hampshire: The New Hampshire Residential Energy Performance Association has a great categorized directory of energy auditors and home performance pros here.  
 
New Jersey: New Jersey has a Home Performance with Energy Star program, which provides a list of BPI-certified home performance pros here (the directory is preceded by a disclaimer page, just to give you a head's up).
 
New Mexico: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
New York: The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has an interactive map-based home energy auditor search page here.
 
North Carolina: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
North Dakota: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
Ohio: Ohio's First Energy Corp has a directory of certified auditors in the state here (pdf).
 
Oklahoma: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
 
Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Home Energy has a search page for auditors and home performance contractors here.
 
Rhode Island: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
South Carolina: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
South Dakota: South Dakota's Energy Smart program has a list of home energy auditors in South Dakota here.
 
Tennessee: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
Texas: Austin Energy's Power Saver program's directory of participating companies.
 
Utah: The Utah Energy Conservation Coalition has a list of RESNET-certified energy raters here.
 
Vermont: Efficiency Vermont's directory of energy auditors and home performance contractors.
 
 
Washington: Find a contractor with Home Performance Washington.
 
West Virginia: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
Wisconsin: Wisconsin's Focus on Energy website has a directory of home energy auditors available here
 
Wyoming: Find a contractor with Wyoming Home Performance with Energy Star.

 

UPDATES:

11.29.09: Added Missouri Association of Accredited Energy Professionals link.

12.7.09: Added Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy link.

The two energy audit related questions we hear most often from homeowners at Energy Circle are: how do I find an energy auditor, and how do I know he or she is qualified?
 
That initial step of finding a home energy auditor - and getting that first home energy audit - is clearly a barrier for many homeowners.  Our goal is to help take down that barrier.  With that in mind, we put together our Guide to Energy Audit Certification, explaining what the various certifications mean and what sort of training and qualifications they entail.  With the proliferation of "green consultants" and people of all stripes calling themselves auditors, it's all the more important to find the true professionals. 
 
But that brings us back to the first question - where to look to find a home energy auditor.  While there's no definitive single source, the aim of this article is to put you on the right track.  We've compiled here what we think is the most comprehensive directory of directories, list of lists, to help you find a qualified home energy auditor in your area. 
 
Of course, there's no substitute for word of mouth - talking to neighbors, friends, and family to find an auditor who's doing good work in your community.  But this is a start.  All comments, additions and suggestions, of course, are more than welcome.
 
  • National Organizations: A couple nationwide organizations, Efficiency First and the National Save Energy Coalition have directories of their member energy auditors and home performance professionals. Efficiency First and the National Save Energy Coalition are organizations particularly dedicated to the profession, and consequently are quite heavily involved in the public policy side of the equation.  If you value involvement in the policy sphere as a way of qualifying energy efficiency professionals, these two organizations are a good place to start your energy auditor search. 
  • Certifying Organizations: The leading national organizations that provide energy auditor certification can be a good source for how to find an auditor. Building Performance Institute (BPI) has a contractor search page, and Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET)  a certified rater directory, both of which let you search by location to find a certified energy auditor in your area.  
  • Third Party Directories: There are many directory sites on the web that contain energy auditors, but we suggest focusing only on those that: (1) are dedicated to energy efficiency professionals (vs all manner of contractors) and (2) indicate that they perform some degree of quality check on their members. Two that meet this criteria are: EnergyAudits.com and Energy Savvy, both sites with search mechanisms for finding an energy expert in your local area.  These companies are relatively new, so their databases may be thin for a while. Each operates on a middleman business model of charging auditors to be listed and/or selling contractors leads that are generated on their site.  EnergyAudits.com requires that contractors registered on their site hold BPI and/or RESNET certification. Energy Savvy staff qualify contractors before listing them.
  • Energy Efficiency Professionals on Twitter: There is a small but growing community of home energy auditors and home performance professionals currently using Twitter to communicate with customers and fellow professionals. These tend to be the more internet-savvy auditors, and often their tweets will give you great insight into who they are as auditors, as well as some useful information about the profession. You can see a list of Home Energy Efficiency Professionals on Twitter on this TweepML list.
  • State Organizations & State Listings: Below is a state-by-state list of energy auditor directories.  Some states, you'll notice, are blank.  This is either because these states currently do not have a certifying organization or statewide energy audit program of their own, or because we somehow missed them during our (rigorous, mind you) search.  If you know something we don't, feel free to let us know in the comments.
Alabama: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
Alaska: The ABSN website provides a list of AKWarm-certified raters.
 
Arizona: Find a Home Performance Contractor with this form from Foundation for Senior Living.
 
Arkansas: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
California: The California Building Performance Contractors Association (CBPCA) has a directory of home performance contractors here, and the California Home Energy Efficiency Rating Services (CHEERS) program has a directory of auditors and raters here.
 
Colorado: Colorado Home Performance with Energy Star has a directory of auditors.
 
 
Delaware: Delaware's Energy An$wers program has a directory of home performance contractors here (pdf).  
 
Florida: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
Georgia: Find an auditor with the Southface Home Performance with Energy Star rater/assessor directory, or with Georgia Power's list of participating Home Performance with Energy Star consultants and contractors.
 
Hawaii: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
Idaho: Find a contractor with Idaho Home Performance with Energy Star 
 
Illinois: The Illinois Association of Energy Raters has a Rater Directory of RESNET-certified raters and energy auditors.
 
Indiana: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
Iowa: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
Kansas: The Kansas Energy Information Network has a list of resources, including independent home energy auditors, here.
 
Kentucky: Although we're currently unable to find a directory of energy auditors in Kentucky, the state's Department for Energy Development and Independence lists utilities in the state that offer home energy audits here.
 
Louisiana: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
Maine: The Maine Home Performance Progam has a list of certified home performance contractors here (pdf). The independent Maine Association of Building Efficiency Professionals has a list of auditors. Maine Housing Authority also certifies energy auditors and maintains a list here
 
Maryland: Maryland Home Performance with Energy Star's website features an auditor search page.
 
Massachusetts: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
Michigan: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
Minnesota: The Minnesota Building Performance Association has a directory of home performance consultants.
 
Mississippi: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
Missouri: Missouri has a directory of state-certified home energy auditors here. The independent Missouri Association of Accredited Energy Professionals (MAAEP) also has a growing list of members in the Show Me State.
 
Montana: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
Nebraska: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
Nevada: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
New Hampshire: The New Hampshire Residential Energy Performance Association has a great categorized directory of energy auditors and home performance pros here.  
 
New Jersey: New Jersey has a Home Performance with Energy Star program, which provides a list of BPI-certified home performance pros here (the directory is preceded by a disclaimer page, just to give you a head's up).
 
New Mexico: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
New York: The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has an interactive map-based home energy auditor search page here.
 
North Carolina: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
North Dakota: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
Ohio: Ohio's First Energy Corp has a directory of certified auditors in the state here (pdf).
 
Oklahoma: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
 
Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Home Energy has a search page for auditors and home performance contractors here.
 
Rhode Island: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
South Carolina: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
South Dakota: South Dakota's Energy Smart program has a list of home energy auditors in South Dakota here.
 
Tennessee: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
Texas: Austin Energy's Power Saver program's directory of participating companies.
 
Utah: The Utah Energy Conservation Coalition has a list of RESNET-certified energy raters here.
 
Vermont: Efficiency Vermont's directory of energy auditors and home performance contractors.
 
 
Washington: Find a contractor with Home Performance Washington.
 
West Virginia: No immediately identifiable web information.  Got references?  Please help us make this list complete.
 
Wisconsin: Wisconsin's Focus on Energy website has a directory of home energy auditors available here
 
Wyoming: Find a contractor with Wyoming Home Performance with Energy Star.

 

UPDATES:

11.29.09: Added Missouri Association of Accredited Energy Professionals link.

12.7.09: Added Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy link.



Comments

ecocential energy is a north carolina energy auditing firm saving a lot of money for its clients and is looking for new auditors to train Posted by dean on Nov 30, 2009 4:05pm
Add Energy Rated Homes of Mississippi to the auditor list for Mississippi. Posted by Gary Smith on Dec 5, 2009 8:00pm
Andrew--thank you for this. Good find. We're adding this afternoon. Best, PT Posted by energycircle on Dec 7, 2009 10:18am
Please add Pro Energy Consultants to Massachusetts as an independent third party auditor. Pro Energy can be added to other states as well as it is a national franchise of independent third party home energy auditors. Thank you Posted by Jon Mitton on Aug 12, 2010 8:56am
We perform energy audits and related services in Alabama. Posted by Todd Witt @ Synergy Airflow and Ventilation LLC on Jan 8, 2011 12:44pm

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and well. This implies that you also need to be quite excellent at hearing.

Posted by http://insurance.theclevergroup.com/ on Mar 28, 2014 12:09pm

In California the certifying authority for most HERS I, and all HERS II whole house home energy raters is CalCERTS. Visit www.calcerts.com for a complete list of certified energy raters

Posted by Evertech1 on Sep 7, 2011 8:22pm
SustainableWorks, a non-profit general contractor, performs discounted energy audits in most areas of Seattle, Shoreline (just north of Seattle), and Spokane, WA. They are able to subsidize audits with federal stimulus money, so right now the fee for an audit is only $95, which includes replacement of all your incandescent light bulbs with CFLs AND a follow-up consultation. Since they are a general contractor you can retrofit your home with them as well. Add them to your list! Posted by Seattlite on Sep 12, 2011 7:17pm

You can get energy audit in India from expertise BEE certified energy auditor consultant having more than 25 years of experience in this field.
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Posted by Energy Audit on Mar 21, 2013 12:42am

HERS Rater Opportunity
Client has an immediate opening for a HERS Rater in the San Antonio-Texas location and surrounding areas.
This is an entry level position in which you will mainly be responsible for performing Ratings and ENERGY Star Certifications using the Rating data collected by the Rating Field Inspectors, with some testing and inspection required during high demand loads. This will include daily interactions with multiple builders/superintendents and explanation of code & energy efficiency program requirements.

Essential Functions
- RESNET HERS Rater Certified
- ENERGY Star Rater Certified
- Have excellent written and verbal skills.
- Ability to work alone as well as with others and be disciplined to perform work unsupervised.
- Self-managed and motivated with an acute attention to details.
- Responsive to customers and provides excellent customer service
- Problem solver.

Working conditions, Physical requirements
- Ability to move up and down ladders and in attic spaces
- Ability to carry 50 lbs
- Outdoor conditions, non-conditioned buildings and normal office settings

The successful candidate should have some knowledge in residential construction. We are looking for a self-motivated person who is highly detail oriented, has strong communication skills, and is passionate about getting their job done right and serving the customer.
Interested candidates should contact Bernie Alimonti at Bernie [at] consultsa [dot] com or at 704-535-9939 x16.

Posted by Anonymous on Nov 11, 2013 2:31pm

HERS Rater Opportunity
Client has an immediate opening for a HERS Rater in the San Antonio-Texas location and surrounding areas.
This is an entry level position in which you will mainly be responsible for performing Ratings and ENERGY Star Certifications using the Rating data collected by the Rating Field Inspectors, with some testing and inspection required during high demand loads. This will include daily interactions with multiple builders/superintendents and explanation of code & energy efficiency program requirements.

Essential Functions
- RESNET HERS Rater Certified
- ENERGY Star Rater Certified
- Have excellent written and verbal skills.
- Ability to work alone as well as with others and be disciplined to perform work unsupervised.
- Self-managed and motivated with an acute attention to details.
- Responsive to customers and provides excellent customer service
- Problem solver.

Working conditions, Physical requirements
- Ability to move up and down ladders and in attic spaces
- Ability to carry 50 lbs
- Outdoor conditions, non-conditioned buildings and normal office settings

The successful candidate should have some knowledge in residential construction. We are looking for a self-motivated person who is highly detail oriented, has strong communication skills, and is passionate about getting their job done right and serving the customer.
Interested candidates should contact Bernie Alimonti at Bernie [at] consultsa [dot] com or at 704-535-9939 x16.

Posted by Anonymous on Nov 11, 2013 2:32pm

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