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Energy Vanguard's president, Allison Bailes, gave a presentation titled "EEMs & EIMs: The Next Generation," at the RESNET Conference in Raleigh, NC last week. Dr. Bailes gave the home energy rater's perspective on energy efficient mortgages and energy improvement mortgages, and his co-presenter, Geoff Ferland of EcoLend, gave the lender's perspective.
Energy Vanguard received word yesterday that its presentation was selected for the 2010 RESNET Conference to be held in Raleigh, North Carolina this coming February. The title of the talk will be "EEMs & EIMs: The Next Generation."
On Saturday, 7 November 2009, thirteen home energy raters who use Energy Vanguard Energy Ratings as their HERS provider came to Atlanta for the first EVER Raterpalooza! Energy Vanguard's president presided over the day of learning, networking, and fun.
On 1 August and 4 August, EVER certified its first two home energy raters, Mel Laubscher and Eric Griffin, respectively. Mr. Laubscher is the engineer for Haven Custom Homes' plant in Ridgeland, South Carolina, where he has been on the front lines of the green building initiative begun by Haven in 2007. He attained his HERS rater certification mainly to have a better understanding of the home energy rating process as they work with independent raters in qualifying their homes for the ENERGY STAR New Homes label.
RESNET has accredited Energy Vanguard Energy Ratings (EVER), a division of Energy Vanguard, LLC, as a Home Energy Rating Provider (aka HERS Provider). All certified home energy raters must have an agreement with a HERS Provider, who provides them with:
On the first weekend in April 2009, Energy Vanguard taught a class to a room full of people interested in becoming Home Energy Rating Field Inspectors at the Trident Technical College in North Charleston, South Carolina. Twenty three students enrolled for the three day class, in which they learned: