My name is Tom Zachar and I’m the program administrator at iNACHI headquarters. I have some good news: InterNACHI intends to deepen its involvement with the U.S. Department of Energy’s nationwide Home Energy Score program.
With the advent of Portland, Oregon’s decision to make every real estate transaction require a Home Energy Score (Jan. 2018 ), we believe that the ongoing and upcoming surge of home-energy related topics will continue to expand and thrive.
After some training, I was recently approved by the U.S. Department of Energy to provide Home Energy Scores to homeowners. My interest in (albeit debated) climate change, reducing energy consumption, and saving money via home efficiency, has inspired me to pursue this path and learn about home-energy related topics. Personally, I would like to acquire enough experience and knowledge in order to ultimately help in the efforts of making our nation more sustainable, energy-efficient, and aware of our carbon footprint.
My goal is for InterNACHI to become a Desktop Quality Assurance Provider and Mentor, meaning we can fulfill the DOE requirements for active assessors. This would essentially be a great opportunity for our members to get more business by scoring homes immediately and continuously, at little to no cost.
With that said, I’m available to assist and guide any of you who would like to explore the HES program. The Score is a great way to add a service to your current business, or to be used as a standalone service.
I encourage all of you to check out the Home Energy Score as it rapidly expands in the upcoming months.
I’m greatly looking forward to expanding our involvement with the U.S. Dept. of Energy, and to provide yet another great service for our members. Feel free to send me an e-mail with any questions or comments that you have as well! Thank you.