Opportunities for Energy Professionals

Energy professionals can fill a number of roles in the testing and verification of buildings going through the ENERGY STAR multifamily high rise program.

Although a Licensed Professional must provide EPA with the program submittals, energy professionals can conduct some or all of the required testing and verification services on their behalf.

Depending on the needs of the project and your level of expertise, you may be hired for inspections and performance testing or for more involved coordination, design consulting, and/or building energy modeling.

Roles for Energy Professionals

  • Perform Testing & Verification

    Testing and Verification Specialist 

    Energy professionals can provide testing and verification services for:

    • Air barrier and air sealing inspection
    • Insulation and framing evaluation
    • Inspecting duct installation and duct sealing
    • Measuring ventilation air flow rates
    • Envelope leakage testing and duct leakage testing
    • Trades training
    • Verifying ENERGY STAR/Water Sense Products
  • Coordinate Verification

    Verification Coordinator

    Oversee a team of other energy professionals and specialists, and prepare required program documentation for submittal to EPA.

  • Review Plans

    Plan Reviewer

    Provide plan review services for Developer Partners or Licensed Professionals to ensure all MFHR program requirements are included in construction documents.

  • Model Building Energy

    Building Energy Modeler

    The MFHR Performance Path requires energy modeling to simulate whole-building energy usage. Due to the complexity of these buildings, participating in the modeling process may require additional training or more advanced software.

    The simulation program must meet the requirements of ASHRAE 90.1 - Appendix G, Section G2.2. Although not limited to this list, examples of programs that meet these requirements are DOE-2, eQUEST, TRACE, HAP and EnergyGauge.

  • Multiple Roles / Energy Consultant

    Multiple Roles / Energy Consultant

    A single person/company can perform multiple or all of the roles described above for the Licensed Professional.

Benefits to Participation

  • Expand into a growing residential sector
  • Diversify income stream
  • Work on highly visible projects
  • Explore commercial modeling
  • Build a broader professional network

Are you a Home Energy Rater participating in the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Program?

Many of the inspection and testing requirements for the MFHR program, such as duct leakage testing, blower door testing and insulation evaluations, are similar to those in the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Program. RESNET certified Home Energy Raters or Rating Field Inspectors have many of the necessary skills to be integral members of the team of energy professionals providing testing and verification services for MFHR projects. See the range of possible services listed above or download this tri-fold brochure PDF (1.5MB) to learn more.