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RESNET, BPI and Home Star—Important Organizations and Programs for Energy Efficiency

Most thermographers who inspect buildings know RESNET (Residential Energy Service Network), a 15-year old organization, as the “owner” of a program called Energy Star™. By helping homeowners rate the energy performance of new homes and linking that to financing options, RESNET has played a key role in ensuring that new homes use less energy than […]

Building Inspection Standards and Protocol

Inspecting buildings with today’s imaging systems seems so easy. However, many thermographers are discovering the hard way that is not! If you know the basics, you should be able to get good results most of the year—but without that foundation of knowledge, you’ll never even know what you missed.

To be successful, you must […]

HOME STAR Act Passes--Great Progress for Buildings Thermographers and Contractors

This just in: The Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010 (HR 5019) has just passed with the House of Representatives—by a large margin, at that! With a vote of 246 to 161, US Homeowners can continue to work towards their cause, contributing major efforts to increase energy-efficiency within their homes.  Not only that, but […]

Opportunity for Buildings Thermography and Home Performance Contractors

We’re going to change direction slightly for today’s blog post (sorry, Teaser Tuesday fans, we’ll be back next week!).  We have typically spoken of applications, technical tips, and other things directly related to the cameras and their uses—but today, we’d like to talk about something that could be very important to the business aspect of […]