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E&O Insurance

Started Jun 21 0 Replies

Any recommendations for a good E&O and general liability insurance carrier for energy auditing?  I've been quoted by OREP but they seem a little high in my opinion.Continue

Energy auditing as a stand-alone business model

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Dunseith Apr 7, 2017. 18 Replies

Most, if not all, energy auditors that I come across in the real estate world have an energy auditing company that that is also a home performance contractor that complete many if not all of the…Continue

Blower Door Testing With James Brown...

Started Dec 13, 2016 0 Replies

had to laugh when I saw this on YouTube...Continue

Energy Auditing Software

Started this discussion. Last reply by tedkidd Dec 1, 2016. 3 Replies

Two quick questions regarding REM/Rate software...I have recently downloaded and find it very easy to use for energy auditing.  However:1) Are there libraries that one can download to use within the…Continue

 

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E&O Insurance

Any recommendations for a good E&O and general liability insurance carrier for energy auditing?  I've been quoted by OREP but they seem a little high in my opinion.See More
Jun 21
Sandy Michaels replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"Jan, this is so good to hear, you have lucky buyers. We are hoping that the HEScore will encourage the both the seller and buyer to expect it - much like the standard home inspection. Actually there a many home inspectors that are gearing up to…"
Jun 15, 2017
Jan Green replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"I'll email you my ideas on the topic. "
Jun 10, 2017
Craig McManus replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"How can I persuade a realtor to let me provide complimentary energy audits to every buyer during the inspection period for transparency or for any other reason? I would like to use the data to add the features to an energy efficient mortgage…"
Jun 9, 2017
Brett Little replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"You do the audits? "
Jun 9, 2017
Jan Green replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"I provide complimentary energy audits to every buyer during the inspection period for transparency. I've never had a contract fall apart and have also used the data to add the features to an energy efficient mortgage for buyers.  The…"
Jun 9, 2017
Brett Little replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"We are have been in contact with DOE. All systems go.  Get signed up here to be a HES Assessor  https://greenhomeinstitute.org/home-energy-score-assessor-interest-form/"
Jun 9, 2017
Julie Saporito replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"I haven't heard anything about HES being defunded. DOE manages the database and program model but local jurisdictions (state, non-profits, municipalities) are then the ones fund/administer and train folks. Not sure were you live but check here…"
Jun 9, 2017
Craig McManus replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"Is the HES going to be defunded or will it be? If I am HERS and BPI then how can I take the test to be able to do the HES?"
Jun 9, 2017
Julie Saporito replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"Thank you Jacob. It sounds like point of listing for Home Energy Score is optimum for awareness, though important to understand the kind of market you are dealing with to determine whether or not a good/bad score would motivate a buying decision. In…"
Jun 9, 2017
Brett Little replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"I second."
Jun 8, 2017
Jacob Corvidae replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"Hey Julie,  Just to note, at RMI we definitely recommend point of listing over point of sale. It should be a transparent part of the conversation, and point of sale is too late to actually influence the buyers decision, and usually the price…"
Jun 8, 2017
Brett Little replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"Brett.Little@greenhomeinstitute.org"
Jun 5, 2017
Julie Saporito replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"Comfort is a great point to mention. In my experience, most homeowners are either concerned and motivated to do something if it's about their comfort or energy costs. Environmental comes after; if at all. It's why we do what we do as…"
Jun 5, 2017
Julie Saporito replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"That would be great, thank you. I can send an Outlook invite for a call, what's your email?"
Jun 5, 2017
Will johnson replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"Yes.  Completed over 400 BPI protocol energy assessments using Energypro required for Energy Upgrade Calif rebates since 2013.  Candidly these EAs are cost prohibitive from the consumer perspective even with attractive rebates.  These…"
Jun 5, 2017

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Green Leaf Realty, LLC | Green Home Advisors, LLC
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Phoenix solar home sales by Zip Code for Jan-Sept 2014

Posted on November 12, 2014 at 3:30pm 1 Comment

From January 1, 2014 to September 30, 2014, several areas saw significant solar home sales when compared to the other areas of the Phoenix area.  The top five zip codes were:

  1. Goodyear (85338) with 40 solar home sales
  2. Peoria (85383) with 39 solar home sales
  3. Sun City West (85375) with 32 solar home sales
  4. Laveen (85339) with 22 solar home sales
  5. Buckeye (85396) with 22 solar home sales

During this time, there were a total of 809…

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Phoenix Solar Home Sales Are Flat in October 2014

Posted on November 3, 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

Phoenix solar home sales were up 2 percent in the month of October but the news is not all rosy, according to data from the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS).

In October 2014, there were a total of 102 solar home sales, 44 solar homes had a solar lease while the other 58 homes had an owned solar photovoltaic (PV) system on the roof. October returned to the…

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Phoenix 3rd Quarter Solar Resale Statistics Continue to Impress

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 2:08pm 1 Comment

Phoenix solar home sales were up during the third quarter of 2014, including the resale of homes with a solar lease and solar owned systems on the roofs, according to the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS).  For the months of July, August, and September, there were a total of 289 Phoenix area homes that had either a leased or owned solar system, up 3.2 percent from the second quarter of 2014.

Solar leases made a large gain during the quarter as they accounted for 48…

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Phoenix Solar Home Sales Jump in September

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

The number of solar home sales in Phoenix jumped 13.6 percent from the previous month, according to data from the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS).

In September, there were a total of 100 solar home sales, 51 were homes with a solar lease while the other 49 were homes that the owner owned the solar photovoltaic (PV) system. This…

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At 11:48am on November 22, 2014, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Rob,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!


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