Category: Home Energy Audit

A certified home energy technician (also referred to as an: auditor, assessor, inspector, analyst, rater) comes to your home to review all of the energy components inside and outside of your dwelling unit. The technician conducts a detailed examine using home performance technology, software, and diagnostic tools. The technician will look at your insulation, heating and air conditioning systems, windows, doors, duct work, lighting, appliances, furnace, water heater, holes where electrical lines pass through and more. Tests and inspections are conducted to find out where your home could be more energy efficient. The auditor reviews all of the ways energy escapes your home then gives you a customized comprehensive energy report with details, recommendations of any items that should be fixed, suggested upgrades, estimated costs, and projected savings. A home energy auditor should not be tied to the same company that would install or purchase the materials you need to improve your home.

 

Celebrate Earth Day with Us!

Come Celebrate Earth Day with us as we meet up for a Building Industry Association Los Angeles and Ventura Lunch and Learn. The Earth Day Event will be held at Pardee’s The Club at Verano in Santa Clarita on April 24, 2018 at 12:00pm and it includes lunch. We will be discussing new green innovations in the building industry including touching on the upcoming 2019 Title 24 Part 6 Energy Code Compliance Code. You will hear from Dave Little at Pardee Homes, Alyssa Trebil and Dave Heagarty at DuctTesters, and David Martin at PSOMAS. More details are below or feel free to

RSVP here: EVENT REGISTRATION.

Earth Day 2018 Lunch and Learn

 

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Got a new 10 or more unit project in San Diego? Get financial support of $20,000 – $40,000.

Single Family Builder Program

The San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) Master Builder Program is back and contracted through TRC Engineering!  There are only three more spots left open to builders.  The program gives $20,000 to $40,000 of financial support to builders that are willing to recognize and support early adoption of two key 2016 Title 24 measures: high performance attics, and high performance walls. The program also offers on‐site training for your design team and subcontractors, and installation guidance from product manufacturers. 

In order to qualify, you must:

  • Complete 10 new single‐family project lots (homes) with either one or both measures
  • Host a design workshop and value engineering meeting with the project team and program staff
  • Agree to feature and promote the project through case studies, industry events, and publication

For More Information, Contact David Peery with TRC at (916) 844‐0171, dpeery@trcsolutions.com or reach out to DuctTesters and we will connect you.

*The Master Builder Program is funded by California utility customers and administered by San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E®) under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission, through a contract awarded to TRC Engineering. California customers who choose to participate in this program are not obligated to purchase any additional services offered by the contractor. The trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

Here are some previous MasterBuilder Program Participant Write-Ups:

CAHP Master Builder Case Study CAHP Master Builder TRC 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a fact sheet about the SDG&E MasterBuilder Program as a pdf and here is a pdf of the TRC presentation describing the San Diego Gas and Electric MasterBuilder Program in more detail.

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Congrats to Mike Lehr!

certified calgreen examiner

Congratulations to DuctTesters team member Mike Lehr.  On January 9, 2018, Mike passed the CT – CalGreen Inspector/Plans Examiner Exam. The International Code Council (ICC) and California Building Officials (CALBO) offers CalGreen Certification Exams in order to validate the competency of inspectors and plan reviews on their understanding and ability to implement provisions of CalGreen. This exam covers the 2016 California Green Building Standards Code, Title 24.  Mike successfully passed this exam.

Mike has been overseeing client’s green and sustainable verification programs. In addition to passing the CT – CalGreen Inspector/Plans Examiner exam, he is also certified BPI Building Analyst for Single and Multi-Family, USGBC LEED for Homes, GreenPoint Rated for New Home/Existing Home/Single and Multi-Family, Green Building Professional, CABEC Energy Plan Examiner – Residential and Non-Residential, EPA Refrigerant Technician – Universal, NGBS Green Verifier, and a CalCERTS, ConSol, and US Energy Raters Association HERS Rater and HERS II. His HERS rating includes disciplines in: whole house, residential, (alt., new), non-residential (alt., new), EnergyStar, EEM, Solar, Residential (new) Solar, and Alterations. 

Mike performs building energy consulting and third party HERS Compliance, HERS Whole House Energy Ratings, Utility Energy Program and National Green Program verification in California. In addition, he holds a General Building Contractor’s License and has over thirty years of prior experience in the building industry working for two different air conditioning companies and for a CA Title 24 energy consulting firm.

DuctTesters is proud of Mike Lehr for continuing to grow and enhance his certifications. Congrats Mike!

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