Healthy Homes, Part 13: Energy Efficiency Course

Welcome to InterNACHI's free, online Healthy Homes, Part 13: Energy Efficiency Course.  This is part 13 of a 14-part Certified Healthy Homes Inspector certification program provided by InterNACHI to members for free. 
The goal of this course is to teach students about the ways a home can be made energy-efficient. 
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 
  • Identify systems of a home that can be made energy efficient
  • Understand principals regarding R-values for insulation
  • Discuss solar energy
  • Discuss ways for home-owners to create an energy efficient home
  • Perform an inspection related to home energy efficiency; 
  • Generate observations related to inspecting home energy; and 
  • Produce written reports related to observations conducted at a house.

Course Includes:
  • 20 InterNACHI CE credit hours
  • 2.0 CEU
  • 8,295 words
  • 20 quiz questions in four quizzes
  • Inspection and writing assignment
  • Research and writing assignment
  • 20-question final exam
  • Certificate of Completion
You will learn the following topics:
  • Science of Economy
  • Energy Systems
  • R-values
  • Thermal resistance
  • R-value effectiveness
  • Roofs
  • Ridge vents
  • Fan-powered attic ventilation
  • White roof surface
  • Insulation
  • Wall insulation
  • Floor insulation
  • Batt insulation
  • Cavity fill
  • Blow-in insulation
  • Doors
  • Standard doors
  • Sliding glass doors
  • Door installation
  • Hot water systems
  • insulated tank
  • Windows
  • Caulking and weather-stripping
  • Replacing window frames
  • Tinted windows
  • Reducing heat loss and condensation
  • Glazing
  • Layering
  • Solar energy
  • Active solar systems
  • Passive solar systems
  • Conducting an energy audit
This course has been approved by:
Healthy Homes, Part 13:  Energy Efficiency Course

Course # 4826



Estimated hours for the average student

Academic Engagement

Reading online course instructional material at 140 words per minute


Taking quizzes 


Taking the exam


Conducting a directed and independent inspection study performed according to the Standards of Practice, including the development of an inspection report 


Submitting an inspection and writing assignment

Submitting a research and writing assignment 0.5




Studying and reviewing instructional material in preparation for taking quizzes and exam 


Reading the downloaded student course book including taking the quizzes with the book 0.9
Reading, research, and studying related to completing the research and writing assignment 0.5
Studying and preparing for inspection processes according to a Standards of Practice, including capturing and storing digital images with a camera or device, making observations, evaluating conditions, deducing, formulating opinions, communicating observations in written form, attaining competency in performing inspections and using an inspection checklist or software and other inspection tools in producing a report. 10.0



Sub Total


Overall Total

20 hours

2.0 CEU

And, in keeping with InterNACHI's commitment to Continuing Education, this online course is open and free to all members, and can be taken again and again, without limit.
Reminder to members:  InterNACHI's Code of Ethics 1.10 requires that you comply with all government rules and licensing requirements of the jurisdiction where you conduct business.  InterNACHI's courses and Standards generally exceed the Standards of Practice that you are required to abide by locally.