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Home Performance Contractor Conversations

Part One - Energy Auditor
Webinar Available On-Demand - $45
Qualifies for up to 1.5 BPI CEU's - BPI CEU policy

An Energy Auditor is a residential energy efficiency professional who evaluates the energy efficiency, health, and safety of a home, and conducts field measurements to identify areas of savings.  The Energy Auditor produces this information as a report and makes recommendations to the customer.

This presentation will examine how growing a building performance company can be aligned with nationally recognized professional certifications as a business model, and as a marketing program.  Homeowners able to recognize and trust quality energy upgrades will tell their neighbors at the backyard grill.  Contractors able to adapt will hire more certified crews and grow business.

  • Why you should be aware of industry opportunities
  • Hear how building science and sales connect
  • Certification prerequisites to prepare for
  • Update on the background check requirements
  • Pilot certification program - Now Open!

Continuing Education Units

Building Performance Institute - BPI
This webinar qualifies for up to 1.5 Continuing Education Credits Live.

International Association of Certified Home Inspectors - InterNACHI
This webinar qualifies for 1.5 InterNACHI CE Hours.

National Association of the Remodeling Industry - NARI
This webinar qualifies for 1.5 NARI CEU's.


Webinar SeriesPartnersBPI CEU'sOn-Demand Webinars

Stephen Michael Self, Sustainable Ideas

Sustainable Ideas offers a wide range of services to companies and organizations transitioning to, or growing in the building performance, energy efficiency and sustainability industries. Our multifaceted approach addresses building science, training, mentoring and business development. At Sustainable Ideas we seek to nurture the seeds of the future while delivering green revenues today. 

Julie Hughes, U.S. Department of Energy

Julie Hughes is a senior policy advisor in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.   At DOE, she focuses on a variety of energy efficiency issues that range from strengthening healthy homes efforts when homes are weatherized, to enabling state and local entities to accelerate the adoption of energy efficiency to transform local markets.  Prior to her work at DOE, Julie served as chief of staff for New York City’s energy policy department under the leadership of Mayor Bloomberg.   She began her career as a consultant in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ environmental practice.
Randy Bates, InOrOut Smart Energy

Our goal is offer solutions which promote comfort and responsibility with regards to home energy use. Providing HERS ratings, BPI certified Home Energy Audits along with comfort, health and efficiency solutions to the new and existing residential housing market, we focus on the goals of the homeowner to ensure optimal value for our services. InorOut Smart Energy wants to help you live within your energy means.
Chris Jones, Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance

Chris has over 16 years of experience working in the environmental consulting and energy efficiency industry as inspecting and safety testing both residential and commercial structures.  Chris has inspected thousands of buildings ranging from new construction to 150+ year old structures.  Most recently Chris was the General Manager for an insulation, heating and cooling company.  Chris holds a degree in Environmental Sciences from University of Kentucky.
Chris Hill, Construction Lawyer

Chris is a construction lawyer, Virginia Supreme Court certified General District Court mediator and member of the Virginia Legal Elite in Construction Law.  Chris provides advice and assistance with “green” building issues, mechanic's liens, contract review, consulting, occupational safety issues (VOSH and OSHA), and risk management for construction professionals.  He is also a current member of the Board of Governors of the Virginia State Bar Construction Law & Public Contracts Section and authors the Construction Law Musings blog where he discusses legal and policy issues relevant to construction professionals.  Additionally, Chris is active in the Associated General Contractors of Virginia and is LEED AP.