Become a Home Energy Inspector (free & online for members)
To become an InterNACHI® Certified Home Energy Inspector, complete the following three requirements:
Become Infrared Certified®
In addition to becoming a Home Energy Inspector, you may want to become Infrared Certified® (free & online for members).
Free Home Energy Report
Free software for all members in the United States. Enter data, click a button, and we write the report for you. No infrared, no blower door, and no additional training is needed.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities of a Home Energy Inspector:
The minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) of an InterNACHI Certified Home Energy Inspector are as follows:
- Basics of heat transfer concepts
- Basics of building performance testing
- Basics of air distribution leakage
- Calculating gross and net areas
- Definitions/energy terminology
- Basic combustion appliance concerns
- Basics of envelope leakage, thermal bypass, thermal bridging
- Determining envelope insulation
- Presence/absence of insulation and when observable, the quality of its installation
- Recommended levels of insulation by climate zoneHVAC – determining equipment efficiencies from model numbers or default tables
- Household appliances – determine efficiency from model numbers or vintage
- Energy units
- Measuring building dimensions
- Identification and documentation of energy survey inspected features of the home
- Basics of specifications
- Determining window and door efficiency
- Determining building orientation and shading characteristics
- Defining the thermal boundaries
- Basics of measure interaction, expected life, and bundling for optimal performance considering the house as a system and the emerging need for deep savings
Additional Training (free & online for members):
Standards of Practice & Code of Ethics:
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