"PROFESSIONAL ENERGY INSPECTION PROGRAM"

ENERGY EFFICIENCY & ENVIRONMENTAL INSPECTION PROGRAM IN NYS

"Residential Weatherization and Energy Efficiency Course Program"

"Save Money, Save Energy, Save The Earth, One Home at a time"

ENERGY CERTIFICATE CLASS FOR HEALTHY HOMES 21 HOURS:

REGULARLY $ 795- NOW $ 450- OVER $ 300 OFF  Are you interested in learning more about Energy

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~ JOIN THE ENERGY INSPECTION NETWORK ~ If you perform Energy Inspection on Residential Homes, you may wish the Residential Energy Assessor Designation, and Educational Designation created by the Merrell Institute, for Tested, Educated Inspectors who are actively performing Residential Energy Assessments. For More Information, click on the link below!

               

                


"PROFESSIONAL ENERGY INSPECTION PROGRAM"

ENERGY EFFICIENCY & ENVIRONMENTAL INSPECTION PROGRAM IN NYS

"Residential Weatherization and Energy Efficiency Course Program"

ENERGY CERTIFICATE CLASS FOR HEALTHY HOMES 21 HOURS:

Approved for 21 Hours of Home Inspector Continuing Education Credit and 21 Hours Appraiser Continuing Education Credit in NYS

Consider this as a new way to make money in this economy- read all about the program and  Sign Up Today! We teach you what you need to perform Energy Inspections

 

This course is  approved for Professional Development by the Housing Inspection Foundation, Environmental Assessment Association and Association of Construction Inspectors. Those who complete this program will receive their first year membership to North American Association Network and REA designation FREE. A $ 150 Value

 

Who Should Attend this course?

 

Contractors, Home Inspectors and Appraisers and those with a working knowledge of homes

 

What Will We Cover?

 

This program involves both theory and practical hands-on training. We will cover each aspect of Energy, Energy Efficiency, and Environmental Considerations for a residential home.  We will show you how to complete an Energy Inspection for the benefit of Homeowners and Home-buyers. Many homeowners can save thousands of dollars in energy bills over 5 years by implementing your written report recommendations.  We include the manuals you need to develop a detailed understanding of the process and create the Reports themselves for your use as a graduate! You also perform a Mock Energy Inspection for us to evaluate once you graduate our school. There is also a Comprehensive  Exam at course conclusion for REA Designation.

Weatherization and Energy Efficiency Course Program is Ahead of it's time!

The green movement is making a prevalent impact nationwide on the way corporations, government and local communities conduct daily activities.  But there's another segment of the population whose interest in ‘going green' could create an estimated 87,000 new jobs in the clean energy economy (source: U.S. Department of Energy).  We're talking about homeowners.

Nationwide, homeowners are more educated than ever before about the advantages of being energy conscious.  As a result, they are pursuing ways to save money on rising energy costs by weather-proofing their homes – which can reduce heating bills by 32% and overall energy bills by about  $350 per year at current prices (U.S. Department of Energy). 

And there's more good news - under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, about $8 billion has been invested into state and local weatherization and energy efficiency programs.  This means the Department of Energy will partner with state and local governments to put thousands of Americans to work and save families hundreds of dollars per year on their energy bills (DOE). We are not offering job placement, however based upon state and federal documentation, there is a need for high quality, energy efficiency inspectors, who are environmentally compliant.

Prepare to join the growing clean energy workforce with our Weatherization and Energy Efficiency Program.  Upon successful completion of this course, you can take REA (Residential Energy Assessment Designating) certification exam with confidence and launch a new career in an  industry that needs trained workers – and that can be you.

 

Affiliations and Designations:

 

Upon completion of this program, you will be eligible for the designation of R.E.A. Designation (Residential Energy Assessor) free, and membership to the Environmental Assessment Association  and the Housing Inspection Foundation. 1st Year Membership reduced from $ 215.00 to $ 59.00.

"Save Money, Save Energy, Save The Earth, One Home at a time"

 

AS OUR GRADUATE, YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO JOIN THE ENERGY INSPECTION NETWORK “Free”

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To Sign Up, Call us at 631-563-7720– Limited Seating ! Professional Development Course

 

Bill C. Merrell, Ph.D., School Director    631-563-7720  Fax: 731-563-7719

 

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MERRELL INSTITUTE USA

1461-16 LAKELAND AVE., BOHEMIA, NY 11716  631-563-7720

       


Home owners who want to save on their Electric Bills should welcome this Energy Inspection.

The Cost of the Inspection is paid for in the savings you will achieve if you go forward with the items we recommend.

Many of the items recommended are very cost effective, rather than costly. We help you save you money without costing you an arm and a leg.

If you are interested in an Energy Efficiency Inspection, call Merrell Institute at 

631-563-7720

We serve properties in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

MERRELL INSTITUTE USA

1461-16 Lakeland Ave, Bohemia, NY 11716

631-563-7720 Fax: 631-563-7719

you can also check out our education site, by going to:

www.merrellinstitute.com

 

Home owners who want to save on their Electric Bills should welcome this Energy Inspection.

The Cost of the Inspection is paid for in the savings you will achieve if you go forward with the items we recommend.

Many of the items recommended are very cost effective, rather than costly. We help you save you money without costing you an arm and a leg.

If you are interested in an Energy Efficiency Inspection, call Merrell Institute at  631-563-7720

We serve properties in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

MERRELL INSTITUTE USA

1461-16 Lakeland Ave, Bohemia, NY 11716

631-563-7720 Fax: 631-563-7719

you can also check out our education site, by going to:

www.merrellinstitute.com

 

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------~ JOIN THE ENERGY INSPECTION NETWORK ~ If you perform Energy Inspection on Residential Homes, you may wish the Residential Energy Assessor Designation, and Educational Designation created by the Merrell Institute, for Tested, Educated Inspectors who are actively performing Residential Energy Assessments.

 

To Apply to the ENERGY INSPECTION NETWORK, fill out the form below and snail mail it to our facilities with all documents requested. We will e-mail you a PDF exam, which you are to complete and snail mail back to us. Once we have received the original documentation and the completed Examination, The Residential Energy Assessor Board will contact you and finalize your application and, if determined qualified, you will be permitted use of the REA Designation, Residential Energy Assessor Designation.

 

Name____________________________________________________________ Phone_________________________________

 

Fax_________________________________ Cell___________________________ e-mail________________________________

 

Company Name__________________________________________________________ Years in Inspection Business____________

 

Address__________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

 

Years performing Energy Assessments?_____ 3 sample Energy Audits___ Detailed Resume____ Home Inspection License (if applicable)____

 

National Membership: List Association, Years as a member and designation earned__________________________________________

 

I certify that the information contained is true. I will supply all information requested above. Within 5 days of receipt, I will receive via a pdf file, a designation

examination which I will return USPS Postmarked within 72 hours of receipt. Upon review of your resume, license, sample reports, and the returned exam,

\the board will make a final determination as to your membership and use of the Residential Energy Assessor Designation.

The Initial Voluntary membership fee is $ 125.00. Thereafter, membership is $ 75.00 annually. Those who qualify, will receive

a Membership Certificate via the US Post Office-Mail. Allow 5-7 working days for those who qualify.

 

Signed___________________________________________________________________ dated______________________________

 

ENERGY INSPECTION NETWORK at the

MERRELL INSTITUTE

1461-16 Lakeland Avenue,

Bohemia, NY 11716

 

Questions? Speak with Bill Merrell, REA at 631-563-7720

 

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The Home Energy Audit Gets an Upgrade  


EXTRA EYES Brigid Butler of Baltimore watches as Atticus Doman of TerraLogos Green Home Services checks for air leaks in her house. At right, he uses a fan to check the tightness of a doorway.

 
Mr. Kravitz, an engineer at the J Craig Venter Institute in Rockville, Md., had conducted his own assessment and concluded that his 41-year-old house was well sealed but probably needed some insulation. “I was convinced I had a pretty tight house,” he said.

That was before he hired an energy auditor who used infrared images produced by a thermographic camera to find temperature differences in walls and ceilings. “It wasn’t the insulation,” he said. “There were holes.” Air was pouring into the house from unseen gaps in the walls of the attic, basement and kitchen.
 

The rising cost of energy, a drop in the cost of thermographic cameras and demand from homeowners like Mr. Kravitz have created a new market for energy auditors, a group that once focused exclusively on helping managers of large industrial buildings cut energy and maintenance costs.

But while the residential energy assessment business has taken off recently, questions remain about whether the business will be sustainable. “We are doing really well,” said Peter Van Buren, president of TerraLogos Green Home Services, a residential energy auditor and green builder in Baltimore that conducted the audit of Mr. Kravitz’s house. The company, which charges $495 for an audit, did 150 inspections in 2007 and expects to do twice that many this year, Mr. Van Buren said.

Energy assessment is particularly appealing to homeowners who want to lower their bills and help the environment at the same time. According to the United States Green Building Council, buildings account for 40 percent of the nation’s energy consumption, with half of that from housing.

Although large corporations have long used energy auditors, their services have become affordable enough for the residential market in the past few years as equipment prices have fallen.

“The cameras that were once $25,000 are now $3,000,” said Tom Scanlon, a vice president of the thermography division of FLIR Systems, a company in Portland, Ore., that makes infrared cameras. He said that sales of thermal cameras for use in home audits had gone from zero to about 10 percent of the total in the last 18 months.

The cameras are similar to digital cameras in that they have a sensor chip that captures an image and displays it on an L.C.D. screen. But instead of capturing visible light, the thermographic sensors detect light on the infrared wavelength, measuring relative temperature differences. Cold shows as dark blue or purple, and heat as orange, yellow or white. The images can reveal a number of problems — not only leaks, but water damage behind walls, resistance in electrical wiring and the presence of insects or rodents.

Often the results are surprising.

“We go into big McMansions with the two-story atriums, and find out they are only insulated up to seven feet,” said Nick Gromicko, founder of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. “That’s a problem, because all of the heat is at the top.”

The price drop in thermal imaging cameras has proved a boon to home inspectors. “It’s the first tool we have brought in that the consumer has clamored for,” Mr. Gromicko said. The inspectors group, which used to charge members $3,000 for training to become certified in the use of the cameras, now offers the service free to members. He predicts that the technology will become commonplace.

Many energy auditing companies not only conduct assessments but also provide detailed recommendations, as well as lists of approved contractors who can do what is sometimes specialized work.

The main value for Mr. Kravitz was that the audit guided him to “do things in the right order” to correct the problems in his house, he said. First was sealing air leaks that the thermal camera discovered in the roof, basement and kitchen. Next was sealing ducts, which were leaking air into walls and ceilings. “Those two things made a huge impact on the comfort of the house,” he said. Finally, he replaced the heating and air-conditioning system with a smaller, more efficient model. “My electric bill for August was half what it was last year, and a third of the year before that,” he said.

But consumers should choose a service carefully, experts say.

“If you are not trained and familiar with home inspections, you can make some very serious mistakes,” said Jim Seffrin, director of the Infraspection Institute, a company in Burlington, N.J., specializing in infrared training and certification. His company charges home and building inspectors $995 for a basic course in thermography. He said that untrained thermographers could misread shadows as water leaks, leading to expensive and unnecessary repairs.

At the moment, perhaps the biggest hurdle is getting the word out about residential energy assessments. Mr. Kravitz found TerraLogos only after he approached a heating and air-conditioning company about a new unit. He was told that he was “starting at the wrong place, that I should get an energy audit, and I didn’t know that such things existed,” he said.

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