Glickman, Joan <Joan.Glickman@ee.doe.gov> wrote:
Hello, Nick –
My team has been keeping me posted on your current efforts to make the Home Energy Score readily available to InterNACHI members across the country through the use of innovative technical and marketing methods. We applaud your commitment to addressing the challenges that have thus far kept the home inspection industry from realizing the full potential of the Home Energy Score program to enhance their services and business model, and improve the energy efficiency of our nation’s homes.
The Home Energy Score team has always recognized InterNACHI as a forward-thinking organization. Your initiative to leverage InterNACHI’s impressive educational and IT systems to provide new HES assessors a convenient and reliable means of mentorship and quality assurance is exactly the kind of solution that could give one of our most critical missions – to inexpensively provide accurate energy performance information to every homebuyer in the country – a big and very welcome boost.
I trust that my team is providing you with whatever assistance you need in putting this important program together. I look forward to talking with you as your plans and implementation evolve so we can ensure that this effort can be sustained over the long term and apply your successes to other aspects of our program
We are very excited to work with InterNACHI on the development, pilot testing, and implementation of an effective remote mentoring and quality assurance (QA) approach that both fulfills DOE’s Home Energy Score program requirements and meets the needs of your organization and its members in terms of administration and implementation. To ensure that we can move forward quickly with a coordinated approach – and that we are ready to support your efforts as a national partner, I offer the following points to begin what I hope will be part of an ongoing conversation.
Thank you again for taking on this ambitious and hopeful initiative, and please reach out to Ken or me if we can be of assistance along the way.
U.S. Department of Energy
Home Energy Score Program Administrator