Editors Blog


How to Become an Energy Auditor in 5 Days

June 28, 2012
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+

I received an email today from a company called Pure Energy Coach that left me marveling at how our industry is changing.

It was a newsletter promoting the company’s mission as “Coaching the future of America's home improvement industry with our grassroots approach to no-holds-barred audits, quality assurance inspections, home energy retrofits, and coaching, training and mentoring programs.” The main objective of the newsletter was to tout a five-day course designed for women who want to be residential energy auditors.

While I’m certainly not against having female auditors in the home performance industry, I am concerned about the level of expertise that anyone — man or woman — can attain in just five days. I believe the growing number of businesses and people seeking to quickly enter this segment of the industry may lead to some unfortunate consequences for contractors. So I am sounding the alarm that our industry is at risk if contractors don’t step up to the plate and become involved in home performance contracting.

The newsletter I received gave a brief description of the Women’s Energy Auditing Course and noted that, at the end of the training, students have the option to get certified as a BPI Building Analyst Professional qualified to “evaluate the appliances and heating/cooling systems for how to save energy.”

If contractors sit back, they may find themselves taking orders from an energy “expert” who has had a whole five days of training.
 

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

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

2014 MCAA Annual Convention

Scenes from the 2014 MCAA Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Podcasts

Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief of The NEWS, hosted the 2014 ACCA CEO Forum. At the event, six well-known, highly respected company executives, Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand/Trane; Chris Nelson, Carrier Corp.; Chris Peel, Rheem Mfg. Co.; Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls; Brent Schroeder, Emerson Climate Technologies; and Doug Young, Lennox; provided individual industry outlooks and fielded questions directly from attending contractors. Listen to the entire event on the NEWSMakers podcast. Posted on April 14.

More Podcasts

THE MAGAZINE

ACHRNEWS

NEWS 04-14-14 cover

2014 April 14

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

SERVICE CALLS POLL

Which statement on service calls best applies to your business?
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