InterNACHI and BuyWise offering ecoENERGY and Energy Star training in Ontario

BuyWise® and the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (interNACHI) have teamed up to offer ecoENERGY evaluations in Ontario

For Immediate Media Release  (London, ON, December 15, 2008) 


ecoENERGY Retrofit Grant Initiative:

BuyWise® and InterNACHI have teamed up to provide their clients with the ecoENERGY Retrofit Incentive for Homes in Ontario.  In early 2009, BuyWise, a licensed Service Organization, will begin to train InterNACHI Home Inspectors to become Certified ecoENERGY Advisors.  On average a homeowner can reduce their annual energy bill by up to 30%.

ENERGY STAR for New Homes

BuyWise® and InterNACHI have also teamed up deliver the ENERGY STAR for New Homes program.  ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are approximately 30 percent more energy efficient than those built to minimum building code standards.  The increased efficiency of these homes translates into reduced energy costs for homeowners.  In mid 2009, BuyWise, a Service Organization licensed to deliver the EnergySTAR New Housing program, will offer training to InterNACHI Home Inspectors for Certification

InterNACHI Founder, Nick Gromicko stated:

"Both programs have a high intrinsic value.  Homeowners are relying even more on their Home Inspectors for value added services.  With the Green initiatives today, this is only a natural addition to a Home Inspector’s service offering.  InterNACHI already promotes energy loss inspector in sites like

Paul Gagliardi, President of BuyWise stated that:

"In today’s economic environment, clients are highly motivated to reduce their home energy consumption and home energy costs.  The government grant programs make it easier to undertake such upgrades, but the benefit goes well beyond the immediate.  Once an energy savings measure is implemented, it continues to provide payback.  Collectively, each upgrade will effect a substantial impact on the environment as a whole."

Future initiatives if implemented such as the The Home Energy Audit Act, also know as Bill 101, would require a lot more Certified Auditors than are currently available.  With InterNACHI’s membership of over 400  Home Inspectors in Ontario, this could be instrumental in meeting the current and future needs of our clients.
InterNACHI members get a 10% discount on all training.

For more information on BuyWise®, to schedule an ecoENERGY assessment or to enquire about becoming a Certified advisor, email us at: or give us a call at: 519-657-1966 to speak with Greg Young