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Building Performance/Commissioning

Green Building PDF Icon Residential Commissioning (Build It Green fact sheet, .pdf)

Residential commissioning is a comprehensive evaluation of a home to ensure the effective performance of the building and its systems. Commissioning combines component and system testing with improvements in home performance, energy efficiency, and comfort. Commissioning methods can be used to diagnose home performance for both new and existing homes, either single-family or multifamily.

 

Green Building Link Icon  California Building Performance Contractors Association (CBPCA)

Training and validation of HVAC, insulation, and remodeling professionals in the use of scientific methods and equipment for holistically diagnosing and repairing a home's comfort and energy problems. Also certifies HERS raters.

Green Building Link Icon  CalCERTS

The training is to certify people interested in performing HERS field verification and diagnostic testing for third party inspection of Title 24 energy features on new and existing homes.

Green Building Link Icon  California Home Performance Program

The California Home Performance Program is a public interest program operated by the non-profit California Building Performance Contractors Association (CBPCA) that trains residential retrofit contractors to diagnose and cure home comfort and energy systems holistically.

Green Building Link Icon  CHEERS (California Home Energy Efficiency Rating Systems) (Downey, CA and Lathrop, CA)

CHEERS® trains and certifies people interested in performing HERS field verification and diagnostic testing for third party inspection of Title 24 energy features on new and existing homes.

Green Building Link Icon  Home Energy Audits

A home energy audit is the first step to assess how much energy your home consumes and to evaluate what measures you can take to make your home more energy efficient. This site links to resources for do-it-yourself as well as professional energy audits.