Assessor Pre-Construction Designation - Home Energy Score

Optional for participating assessors of Home Energy Score programs.

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The City of Portland Home Energy Score policy requires new homes listed prior to completing construction to receive a Home Energy Score and Report. This optional on-demand Pre-Construction training is intended for assessors who will be scoring homes listed prior to completing construction. In this training you will log into an online training platform, learn about the Pre-Construction workflow, review a set of floor plans, and take a short quiz based on that set of floor plans. This training typically takes 1-2 hours.


Must have ALREADY completed the following steps:
  • Complete STEP 1. Obtain and verify qualifying US DOE credentials
  • Complete STEP 2. Complete Home Energy Score Simulation training
  • Complete STEP 3. Obtain and verify home energy assessor CCB certificate
  • Complete STEP 4. Complete the Oregon home energy assessor participation agreement
  • Complete STEP 5: Attend mandatory orientation
​Questions? Contact us at or (503) 468-3482

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Online course available on-demand

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Continuing Education
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Home Energy Score Assessors, Home Inspectors, Raters/Verifiers

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John Spillman
John Spillman: John is a trainer and technical consultant with Earth Advantage. He teaches classes to energy auditors, builders, architects/designers, real estate professionals and building code officials. John has been promoting sustainable building and energy efficiency in both new and existing residential construction with Earth Advantage since 2009. John’s construction background is in residential remodeling. He is a LEED for Homes Quality Assurance Designee and Green Rater. John earned a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from University of California, Davis.


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