Assessors

Home Energy Score enhances your business. 

Are you curious how you can enhance your business, expand your service portfolio, help your Realtor base in the sales process, and gain backing from the U.S. Department of Energy? Become a Home Energy Score Assessor! Add the U.S. Department of Energy Home Energy Score logo to all your marketing materials in addition.

The Home Energy Score is a great way to enhance your business by adding a Department of Energy supported service to your portfolio. By providing the Home Energy Score, you can supply customers with reliable home energy information to help them save money on energy costs and live more comfortably in their homes. Whether you are an energy auditor, home inspector, or another type of residential energy professional, you can become qualified to offer the Home Energy Score, relatively easy, because you have most of the knowledge and experience already.

Assessors provide valuable information to homeowners, homebuyers, and renters who are curious about the energy assets – and associated costs – of a home. As energy labeling becomes more influential in the real estate market, stay ahead of the curve and offer this vital information in your service offerings. Once you have completed the qualifying training, you are ready to complete walkthroughs and give customers their personalized Home Energy Scores. Inspection Depot and the DOE work together to provide talking points, branding materials, and any technical support you need to successfully deploy the Home Energy Score. Assessors throughout the country offer the Home Energy Score in a variety of ways, depending on their business model and interests. The DOE gives you the flexibility to offer the Score in the way that makes sense in your market.

 

Become a Home Energy Score Assessor!
Follow these steps to get started:

1. Work with a Home Energy Score Partner.

To offer the Home Energy Score, Assessors work directly with a Home Energy Score Partner. Home inspectors can use the services offered by us, Inspection Depot, to complete Home Energy Score training, testing, and quality assurance requirements!

2. Hold a relevant credential.

If you hold a certification as a home inspector, HVAC contractor, or other residential professional, then you meet our minimum qualifications to become a Home Energy Score Assessor.

3. Complete the Simulation Training & Test.

The Simulation Training and written exam require 8-12 hours of a candidate's time to complete.

Ways to Offer
Successful ways to provide the Score have included . . .

1. As Part of a Bigger Package

A bundled item within a standard audit / inspection package

2. As a Product

A standalone product, offered to homeowners for a fee

3. For Free

A freely offered product to gain leads for home improvements

4. As an Additional Offering

A service offered by utilities or solar companies before and after energy efficiency services