Starting on June 1, 2009, most Austin, Texas homeowners will be required to have an energy audit completed before selling their home…Read the ordinance.
Austin Energy, the city owned electric supply, will oversee and administer the ordinance. The admin details are still being finalized but, in general, a HERS/Resnet or BPI certification will be required to perform these energy audits. More information can be found at one of the training providers website here.
Austin likes to think of itself as being on the foreskin of technology and the leading edge of environmental causes. This compromise ordinance is the result of a bitter 18 month fight between the city leaders and the local RE board who vehemently opposed any restrictions or adding of costs to sell private property.
Central Texas Inspectors interested in getting certified to perform these City required energy audits can see the training provider website link above for starts.