It is a great honor to have Derrick Y. part of the DuctTesters team. The California Association of Building Energy Consultants (CABEC) designed a voluntary mastery certification program for energy consultants to be able to showcase their working knowledge and understanding of the California Energy Efficiency Standards. Individuals wishing to hold this certification must meet a list of qualifications and pass an exam in order to receive a certification. Derrick met all of the CABEC Certified Energy Analyst qualifications and recently became an official 2016 Nonresidential: Certified Energy Analyst (CEA). The qualifications included Derrick passing his CEPE Exam, holding at least one year of experience performing energy compliance calculations, participating in Professional Practice Workshops (PPW) and attending at least six hours a year of continuing education. Congratulations Derrick, we are proud of you!
Every year, downtown Ripon, CA holds a Trick-or-Treat day where children venture business to business, collect candy, and show off fabulous costumes. This year, Ripon did it again! From adorable bumble bees to Edward Scissorhands, the trick-or-treaters were well dressed! Here are some photos of our team dressed up and the Trick-or-Treaters that came by the DuctTesters Headquarters in Ripon. Also, we have a few trick-or-treating tips for you: Be sure to plan a route in advance, travel in groups, only visit well-lit homes, and wear reflective clothes or bring flashlights so drivers see you.
On Saturday, October 7th, Homes 4 Families (formerly Habitat for Humanity SFV / SCV) hosted an “OVER THE EDGE FOR VETERANS” fundraiser event. DuctTesters was a proud sponsor and sent two of their clients, Michael Hall from RSI Communities and Mark Mandernacht from Montage Development, rappelling down 25-stories in support of the event. The Los Angeles Police Department’s SWAT Team rappelled first. You will see a photo below of LA’s SWAT Team with Judi Maclean from Homes 4 Familes. All the proceeds from this event go directly towards the construction of new homes and social services for low-income Veterans and their families.
“To date, Homes 4 Families has partnered with non-profits, government entities, and corporations to bring the outcome-proven Enriched Neighborhood® model to communities. Primarily with Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys (SF/SCV) as builder, we have built over 144 homes in 5 Enriched Neighborhoods® in Northern Los Angeles County, are under construction on 80 homes for low-income veteran families, and are working with Habitat for Humanity Riverside to build 38 additional homes for low-income veterans.” – Homes 4 Families
Over the Edge for Veteran’s Event has currently raised $142,061 of its $145,000 goal. Please help the fundraising effort by donating here: https://www.firstgiving.com/HabitatSFSCV/go-overthe-edge-for-veterans-2017 or Read More about Homes4Families: http://www.homes4families.org/.