Newsline / Standards & Legislation

NREL Seeks Comments

Deadline to Submit Information is May 31

WASHINGTON — The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is seeking information from organizations and/or coalitions of organizations that are using, or would like to use, the Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project.

As part of this request for information, NREL is specifically looking for organizations and/or coalitions pursuing one or more of the following:

Adoption of the Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals: Standard Work Specifications for Single-Family Energy Upgrades, possibly as part of an energy-reduction program such as a rate payer-funded program or government (state or local) mandate; implementation of home energy professional-certified workers to conduct the upgrades, either internally or as contractors; and use of an accredited training program (or trainer) to train workers in preparation of being certified.

This notification comes in light of an announcement issued by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in the March 2013 Weatherization Training & Technical Assistance e-note that stated: The need for training sessions for quality control inspectors is expected to rise sharply in the next year as a number of new requirements begin to go into effect.

In 2013, all grantees are to begin training and certifying inspectors in preparation for a requirement for quality control inspector-certified individuals in 2015. Grantees are also to begin developing inspection plans to ensure that all work performed by the weatherization assistance program (WAP) meets the minimum requirements for work quality laid out in the Standard Work Specifications (SWS) for Home Energy Upgrades.

In Program Year 2014, all work performed in the WAP will need to meet the standards for work quality outlined in the SWS and be inspected for compliance. Grantees will also need to submit a plan to DOE outlining their process for training and certifying individuals as quality control inspectors.

Beginning in Program Year 2015 all work must be inspected by a certified Quality Control Inspector. The deadline for information is May 31.

Publication date: 5/27/2013 

Want more HVAC industry news and information? Join The NEWS on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn today!

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

2014 Energy Efficiency Forum

Highlights from the 25th annual Energy Efficiency Forum in Washington, D.C.

Podcasts

NEWSMakers: Jeremy Begley

Jeremy Begley, home-performance specialist and Web and social media manager with National Heating and Air Conditioning Co. in Cincinnati discusses how and why you should add home-performance philosophies to your contracting repertoire. Posted on Sept. 12.

More Podcasts

ACHRNEWS

NEWS 09-15-14 cover

2014 September 15

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Venting R-22

The NEWS reported that a man received prison time for venting R-22. Should EPA step up enforcement?
View Results Poll Archive

HVACR INDUSTRY STORE

plumbing-hvac.gif
2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research

 

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

DON'T MISS A THING

Magazine image
 
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con