The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is developing Workforce Guidelines for Home Energy Upgrades, a comprehensive set of Standard Work Specifications (work quality specs), Job Task Analyses, and Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (workforce competencies) applicable to energy upgrades of single family homes. To further this effort, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), on behalf of EERE, is building a strong national framework for workforce certification based on the guidelines, as well as a process for regularly updating the technical sections of the Standard Work Specifications.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has accepted the International Association of Certified Home
Inspector's (InterNACHI's) Director of Education, Benjamin Gromicko, to serve on its
Inspector/Quality Control Certification Scheme Committee to develop the blueprints and general requirements for workforce certifications. Ben's generous time commitment is deeply appreciated, and his contributions are invaluable to the effort to create a robust home energy upgrade worker certification and training program nationwide.
The Workforce Guidelines establish national standards for the following four professionals:
On behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy
Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), the National Renewable Energy
Laborator (NREL) requests InterNACHI's assistance in addressing a few
remaining technical issues related to the Workforce Guidelines for Home Energy Upgrades.
InterNACHI has been asked to: (1) focus on the sections of the
Guidelines that are relevant to InterNACHI's area of expertise; (2)
consider the entire document for technical accuracy and completeness;
and (3) comment about the most effective format in which to make the
final guidelines available for the development of co-branded
InterNACHI/DOE training materials, inspection field guides, and