Ben or Nick,
I was talking to a Director within the Department of Energy yesterday regarding getting some DOE brochures from them on home sealing and air infiltration to give to my clients and other associates. Our conversation came around to INACHI and Home Energy Scoring. The person did not know who INACHI was but checked with another supervisor who informed them that INACHI was an Home Inspection Association and DOE partner for a specific area in the State of Colorado and the only national home inspection organization that was authorized to provide national coverage for Home Energy Scoring was ASHI. Also I found out that the only people authorized to perform Home Energy Scoring on Homes for the Department of Energy are those who pass a DOE proctored test and have either a BPI BA or DOE approved BPI designated certification and/or RESNET HES certification.
So is this true Ben, that INACHI is only good for the State of Colorado with regards to DOE HES program?
Is it true ASHI is the only National Home Inspection Organization authorized by the DOE to provide HES National coverage?
If it is true or if it is not true, Please explain… Will the inspectors who took your energy course who are not BPI or RESNET certified get into trouble with thier clients and/or they truely sponsored by the DOE outside of the State of Colorado as you have eluded to in the past on this MB and other energy related MB’s?
Here’s the links the DOE provided…
Read the bottom of this page about Assessors qualifications: