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    • HVAC Contractor – RESNET EnergySmart Teams
      Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning (HVAC) contractors have two pathways to join a RESNET EnergySmart Team.
      1.  Become QI Certified by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) or
      2. Become certified through a RESNET authorized and accredited trainer
      Information about the ACCA QI certification process and also on how to locate a RESNET authorized, accredited trainer can be found in this forum.
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    • Insulation Contractor – RESNET EnergySmart Teams
      There are two paths that an insulation contractor can use to become part of a RESNET EnergySmart Team.
      1. Take training and become certified through a RESNET Accredited EnergySmart CEQ Providership, such as the Accurate Rater Network or
      2. Become certified by ICCA - Insulation Contractors Association of America
      Quality insulation installations provide quantifiable energy and monetary savings for clients while poor installations will also be quantifiable... By higher energy bills, discomfort for clients and through Infrared (Thermal) imaging.  Most homeowners cannot distinguish a quality insulation installation from a poor one but the inspection process followed by certified home energy raters, EnergySmart CEQ Providerships and even RESNET, will catch them. People are willing to pay for a quality installation if they are assured that they are, in fact, getting what they are paying for.  This is what the RESNET EnergySmart Team approach is all about.
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    • Project Manager – RESNET EnergySmart Teams
      The Project Manager for residential energy improvements plays a key role in getting the entire retrofit project completed on-time with a quality installation and within the authorized budget. The Project Manager is normally a General Contractor, but may also be a RESNET certified home energy (HERS) rater.  In either case, the Project Manager must be certified by a RESNET Accredited EnergySmart CEQ Providership, such as the Accurate Rater Network. Please review this forum for information regarding the training and certification process involved in becoming certified, as well as other relevant information.
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    • Weatherization Contractor – RESNET EnergySmart Teams
      The private financing sector is quietly waiting in the wings for a proven system that can produce reliable residential energy retrofits with predictable energy savings.  One of the most overlooked, and yet critically important, components of an energy improvement 'package' is weatherization.  Simply adding more insulation in the attic or replacing the older heating/cooling system with a newer, more efficient version does not produce the total amount of energy and monetary savings that a private lender, such as a bank or credit union, needs to justify a larger loan. Proper air sealing, including sealing of attic bypasses, can provide a substantial amount of savings for a relatively small investment.  By making a home more airtight through the correct installation of weather-stripping, caulking, foaming and gaskets, the remaining items of the energy improvement package, i.e.: insulation, new equipment and/or new windows, will perform markedly better.
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