InterNACHI’s Residential Standards of Practice is now available in FRENCH!

InterNACHI’s Standards of Practice for Inspecting Residential Properties is now available in French!  Canadian and French-speaking members everywhere who wish to include the French-language Residential SOP in their inspection reports may now do so by downloading from Normes de Pratique Internationales pour l’Inspection des Biens Immoboliers Résidentiels.

New free download: “Now That You’ve Had a Home Inspection” in SPANISH!

Are you an InterNACHI inspector who has a lot of Spanish-speaking clients?  Then download the free “Now That You’ve Had a Home Inspection” PDF, newly available in Spanish!  InterNACHI’s best-selling home maintenance book, authored by Director of Education Ben Gromicko, is exclusively available in a new 5th Edition in Spanish, ahead of the forthcoming 5th Edition in English.  This 104-page indispensable  guide is the ultimate in consumer information for the homeowner, and includes an updated resources list, as well as a new chapter.  Updated Spanish-language graphics are coming soon.  Download your free PDF now at “Now That You’ve Had a Home Inspection” in Spanish.

New inspection article: What the Department of Energy’s Home Energy Scoring Program Means for InterNACHI Inspectors

The U.S. Department of Energy is putting some of its nearly $3 billion budget earmarked for energy efficiency for the American homeowner behind their new Home Energy Scoring Program.  They’re relying on the private sector to help promote their specialized home energy audits and, as usual, it all starts with training and education.  Consumers who wish to take advantage of this latest push for responsible and energy-saving homeownership and maintenance can, as usual, rely on InterNACHI to be at the forefront of this program’s rollout with its upcoming Home Energy Survey Training and Certification Program.  Read all about it and explore the informational links about the new program in What the Department of Energy’s Home Energy Scoring Program Means for InterNACHI Inspectors.

InterNACHI Inspector Agreement now available in French!

The InterNACHI Inspector Agreement has gone tri-lingual!  Our downloadable and easy-to-customize, updated Agreement between the inspector and his client is available in English and Spanish — and now in French, too.  Visit our Agreement page to download the contract in your choice of PDF or MS Word format, which allows you to customize it for your particular business needs.

InterNACHI gets one of first licenses to offer DOE home energy score interface.

InterNACHI, the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, Inc., has just received a full license to develop its own web-based interface expressly designed to replicate the Home Energy Scoring Tool, and thereby generate a Home Energy Score label (approved by the U.S. Department of Energy) online.

500,000 home are expected to be scored.

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Just announced: RESNET enters into strategic alliance with InterNACHI

The Residential Services Energy Network (RESNET) announced yesterday that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors “to work together to promote the improvement of the energy performance of existing homes.”

Policies enacted recently by the Obama White House have presented new opportunities in the residential retrofit market, and the two organizations will work together to offer mutual training and certification for InterNACHI members.  Both RESNET and InterNACHI will also work directly with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to have InterNACHI members become certified as Home Energy Professionals in order to participate in the DOE’s Home Energy Score pilot programs.

Click on the link to read RESNET’s and InterNACHI’s joint announcement in its entirety on the RESNET website, and watch President Obama discuss some of the details of the DOE’s program.