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Where is the money in energy auditing / home rating?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Green Jul 8. 13 Replies

I'm a real estate broker that became certified as BPI building analyst to provide energy audits for my clients when buying a home.  Since then I have expanded into providing home ratings for my…Continue

Savenia Solar / Home Ratings

Started Jun 2 0 Replies

Does anyone know what happened to Savenia Labs and their solar rating program? Was the program completely abandoned or did someone else take on the rating program?Continue

Determining Duct Leakage based solely on blower door and pressure pan testing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glen Gallo Mar 25. 6 Replies

Can someone point me in the right direction to a spreadsheet, formula, or other related information that will show me to approximate/calculate total duct leakage based upon pressure pan tests during…Continue

E&O Insurance

Started Jun 21, 2018 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

 

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Jan Green replied to Rob Madden's discussion Where is the money in energy auditing / home rating?
"Great post Rob.  I'm glad to see your business is doing well auditing clients' homes!  I think you'd have to ask yourself if the fees equate to best time spent vs. earning commissions.  It's great to be able to…"
Jul 8
Jan Green replied to Rob Madden's discussion Where is the money in energy auditing / home rating?
"If realtors accepted any type of referral fee for work done by another party, they'd have to create an Addendum stipulating the company and have every client sign it. I've been offered fees from window companies, solar companies, HVAC…"
Jul 8
KRicket Smith-Gary replied to Rob Madden's discussion Where is the money in energy auditing / home rating?
"Rob - before you do the RESNET training for extra income check to see the services provided by your local utility providers.  I did the course and audits is 1999 and both of my local electric providers offered the RESNET certification free…"
Jul 8
Ed Minch replied to Rob Madden's discussion Where is the money in energy auditing / home rating?
"We divide the business into 2 parts - energy audits with retrofits, and new home airsealing with perhaps 50% getting a rating for Energy Star or other reasons.   I think that ratings on an existing house are a non-starter right now because…"
Jul 7
John Nicholas replied to Rob Madden's discussion Where is the money in energy auditing / home rating?
"I have completed 5 Energy Efficient Mortgages under FHA and VA, and got paid for them.  I have worked on 8 more and not been paid. The loan originator or the home office underwriter will deep 6 the EEM every time. We can't close on time.…"
Jun 28
Craig McManus replied to Rob Madden's discussion Where is the money in energy auditing / home rating?
"We can't use whole house fans in a hot humid climate"
Jun 27
Kurt Shafer replied to Rob Madden's discussion Where is the money in energy auditing / home rating?
"There is huge money in asking the homeowner if they want more info on energy saving solar power. Give me their name, I make the sale, I send you $1000 or more. And don't forget whole house fans - they slash the cost of solar so they come for…"
Jun 20
David Butler replied to Rob Madden's discussion Where is the money in energy auditing / home rating?
"Ok, now I understand. I think that happens pretty much everywhere. But forgoing energy retrofits at resale doesn't affect code compliance. And in cases where the energy code would apply (i.e., a major renovation or addition), the…"
Jun 14
Eric Kjelshus replied to Rob Madden's discussion Where is the money in energy auditing / home rating?
"Most realtor/loan closer look at just there close rate and not best for bill payer.  Monday I was working with Jullia who has been looking at houses for 3 mo.   She found a "good value" older home that was flashed - just…"
Jun 13
David Butler replied to Rob Madden's discussion Where is the money in energy auditing / home rating?
"@Eric, please elaborate re: "80-90% of realtor/loan closer will kill energy codes""
Jun 13
Robin Henry replied to Rob Madden's discussion Where is the money in energy auditing / home rating?
"I live in a smaller town and the saving grace is that the community is very energy efficiency/conservation minded. I currently only do audits but am looking to self perform for air sealing and insulation as I come from a WAP (Weatherization…"
Jun 13
Eric Kjelshus replied to Rob Madden's discussion Where is the money in energy auditing / home rating?
"Hay Bruce -  I feed off some of your leads.  I make a living doing HVAC/ building science/ CO / IAQ   -  I am looking for true friendlys to increase my business.  80-95% of realtor/loan closer will  kill energy…"
Jun 13
Bruce Chyka replied to Rob Madden's discussion Where is the money in energy auditing / home rating?
"I make a living with a stand alone audit/rating business. The three areas of focus include Code compliance for jurisdictions in my area, Green certifications for multi-family housing projects and low income tax credit work for the state of…"
Jun 13
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Where is the money in energy auditing / home rating?

I'm a real estate broker that became certified as BPI building analyst to provide energy audits for my clients when buying a home.  Since then I have expanded into providing home ratings for my sellers that have taken the time and investment to improve the energy efficiency of their home and it has rewarded my real estate business ten fold. I'm thinking about taking it a step further and become a HERS rater but want to see if there is additional income possibilities if I move forward with that…See More
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Savenia Solar / Home Ratings

Does anyone know what happened to Savenia Labs and their solar rating program? Was the program completely abandoned or did someone else take on the rating program?See More
Jun 2
Wallacebastien replied to Rob Madden's discussion Determining Duct Leakage based solely on blower door and pressure pan testing
"Doors can sometimes not be tight, so you should watch out for it carefully. For example this can be connected to leather issue. zero gravity recliner"
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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!


Thanks!
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