Dave Hegarty has been performing duct tests, energy consulting and Title 24 expertise since 1998. He officially founded DuctTesters, Inc. in 2004. Dave is licensed and certified by CalCERTS, CHEERS, BPI, LEED, HERS, HERS II, GreenPoint Rated, NGBS, and Thermographer. He is also currently on the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) Code Compliance Planning Committee for the 2019 energy code. The 2019 Code is the energy code standards to meet our 2020 Net Zero Energy goal for all new residential construction.
Dave’s certifications include: 2016, 2013 and 2008 Residential and Non Residential New Construction, Residential and Non Residential Alterations, Whole House Rater, RCA 2, RCA 1, EnergyStar, EEM, undefined, and Photovoltaic (Solar Electric). In 2013, Dave was awarded: GreenPoint Rater of the Year.
Dave began his energy consulting career active in the RCP Program (Residential Contractors Program) and continued further by obtaining CHEERS (California Home Energy Efficiency Rating Services) Certification. The CHEERS training and certifications include: New Residential Construction, Multi-Family, Train the Trainers, Energy Standards, T-24 Core, HVAC, and the Building Envelope Modules. A few years later, he began participating and training with the CBPCA’s (California Building Performance Contractors Association). Dave has trained and taught Title 24, HERS, and Energy Consulting classes for contractors, developers, municipalities, and other jurisdictions. His deep passion for learning about building compliance and energy efficiency really shows when he guides others to understanding and meeting/exceeding compliance.
Prior to his energy consulting business, he was manager of a HVAC contractor, including management of the sales and the installation crews. Dave worked with wholesale equipment suppliers and manufacturers. He has a strong passion for professional energy consulting, quality testing, and building compliance. He takes pride in helping others that are interested in understanding their contribution and how it fits into the larger picture, now and for the future. Dave is continuously active in a number of Building and Energy Associations and Organizations in order to stay up to date and knowledgeable about ongoing and future regulations, rebates, products, and technology.