Energy Retrofitting

Module 2 | Advanced Home Energy Assessor Training Series

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In this 1.5-hour online course you will learn how to evaluate potential energy retrofits and promote them to your customers.

An increasing number of home buyers and sellers are looking to score their homes for energy efficiency. Identify energy-efficient solutions while addressing health and safety risks. Use this knowledge to recommend new alternatives.

This is the second module in a three-part series: 

Questions? Contact our Program Coordinator, Lindsay Kemp, at

Learning Objectives
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This training will:

  • Discuss high efficiency gas furnaces, boilers and heat pump upgrades
  • Identify air sealing and duct sealing opportunities
  • Determine how to improve the thermal and pressure boundary
  • Overview of different ventilation systems
  • Review indicators of a high performance home 
  • Overview of Solar PV systems and other potential home upgrades
  • Increase confidence in discussing scoring outcomes with clients
Not able to participate in the online training? View and download the slide deck HERE.

When & Where
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Online Training | On-Demand

CEs & Cost
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Continuing Education
BPI: 0.75
OR CCB: 1.5
ICC: 0.15

Course Fee

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Builders/Contractors, Consultants, Home Energy Score Assessors, Home Inspectors, Program Representatives, Raters/Verifiers, Third-Party Verification Program Staff

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Jason Elton
Jason Elton: Jason is a senior consultant and quality assurance provider for various energy scoring programs. He is coordinating the onboarding and quality assurance of assessors in the Oregon Home Energy Score program. Jason is qualified as a US Department of Energy Home Energy Score Mentor and QA Provider. His experience includes retrofitting, training, mentoring, quality assurance, and technical support. He holds BPI Building Analyst and Envelope Professional certifications.
James Metoyer
James Metoyer: Senior Technical Field Consultant at Earth Advantage
James brings over 10 years of experience working in energy efficiency and has earned several industry-recognized credentials including BPI, SHP, PTCS, HERS Rater & LEED Green Rater. He lends his expertise across multiple programs at Earth Advantage, including delivering Quality Assurance on behalf of the City of Portland’s Home Energy Score program and field verification for LEED and Earth Advantage certified buildings. James is also the lead trainer in delivering green construction workforce trainings for students entering the construction industry in collaboration with EA partners at community based organizations and youth training/pre-apprenticeship programs across Oregon. James serves on the board of the Home Performance Guild and Community Energy Project and is passionate about working to ensure people have equitable access to healthy, sustainable and energy efficient housing.