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Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Improves Quality of Energy Efficiency Upgrades




U.S. DOE Weatherization Assistance Program

Key Partners

  • Building Performance Institute
  • Interstate Renewable Energy Council


Heather Head, 303-275-3707

To learn more about becoming licensed to deliver Home Energy Professional Certifications, contact NREL.

A man showing another man energy loss detected in a home with an infra-red camera.

Standard Work Specifications (SWS) and Job Task Analyses (JTA) developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy and home energy performance industry experts serve as the foundation of a quality-driven national residential energy upgrade industry and a skilled and credentialed workforce.

More than 400 industry leaders participated in the SWS development led by NREL, contributing more than 2,000 comments. More than 750 industry leaders contributed to the development of the singly-family JTAs.

The Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project ensures a highly-skilled weatherization workforce equipped to complete consistent, high-quality home energy upgrades for single-family homes, multifamily homes, and manufactured housing. In doing so, it increases energy efficiency, improves indoor air quality, increases comfort, and reduces energy costs in homes across America.

NREL also licenses the Home Energy Professional Certification blueprints to American National Standards Institute (ANSI)–accredited certification bodies through a process that complies with ISO 17024.

Additional Information

Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals website

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