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Part Four - Quality Control Inspector
Webinar Available On-Demand - $45
Qualifies for up to 1.5 BPI CEU's - BPI CEU policy

A Quality Control inspector is a residential energy efficiency professional who ensures the completion, appropriateness, and quality of energy upgrade work by conducting a methodological audit/inspection of the building, performing safety and diagnostic tests, and observing the work.

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.
Bruce DeMaine, Building Performance Institute

Bruce joined BPI in May of 2011 and now holds the position of Chief Operating Officer. A 25-year veteran of the environmental certification and accreditation field, Bruce led multiple American National Standards Institute accreditation and certification committees in the review of ISO standards and approval of certification bodies. He most recently served as Vice President of Certifications for the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), where he was responsible for the certification of buildings to the LEED ratings systems. Prior to joining GBCI, DeMaine founded Precision Preservation and Inspection (PPI), a consulting firm specializing in areas of ISO quality systems, strategic planning, business process improvement, environmental compliance and safety initiatives. Before launching PPI, DeMaine spent ten years as Director of Corporate QA, Facilities and Safety for NSF International, a public health and safety company located in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Bruce worked in family owned construction company for several years performing all the trades.
Joan Smith, Rocky Mountain Education Center

Joan W. Smith, MPA, is the executive director of the Rocky Mountain Education Center (RMEC) OSHA Training Institute at Red Rocks Community College (RRCC), in Lakewood Colorado.  During Joan’s tenure at RRCC, her responsibilities have included grants development, strategic planning, accreditation officer of the college and instructional dean with the departments of Construction Technology, Industrial Science, Water Quality Management and Environmental Technology, and Renewable Energy reporting to her.  Upon becoming the Executive Director of the RMEC in September, 2009, Joan has continued her responsibilities as instructional dean for the trade programs.  This “mix” of credit and non-credit programs has lead to tremendous opportunities to blend safety training into the fastest growing degree programs at the college to include Solar PV and Thermal, Energy Efficiency, Weatherization, and Large Wind Turbine Maintenance.  
Matt Harbeck, DiBuduo & DeFendis Insurance

Matt has provided business insurance to clients and contractors for over 8 years.  Matt also has experience in commercial construction industry working with large steel buildings such as Airport Hangers.  Matt currently works with energy upgrade contractors around the country as well as training organizations and providers.