Who is
HomeFree Nevada?
Dr. Robert Fielden, NCARB, FAIA
Principal, RAFI: Planning/Architecture/Urban
Design
President, Board of Directors HomeFree
Nevada
HomeFree Nevada
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HomeFree Nevada is:
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Non Profit
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Providing and setting standards for the
Auditing and Retrofit Industry
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Sponsor of Home Performance with Energy
Star
HomeFree Nevada
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HomeFree Nevada’s Mission:
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Establish and implement standards and quality
assurance for auditors and contractors to
create Comfortable, Energy Efficient, Healthy,
Safe and Valuable residential environments
and reduce our communities’ carbon footprint
and resource consumption.
HomeFree Nevada
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HomeFree Nevada’s Goals:
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Create long-term, sustainable funding.
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Provide and facilitate training and continuing
education on an annual basis to auditors and
contractors for improving residential resource
efficiency.
HomeFree Nevada
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HomeFree Nevada’s Goals:
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Provide career pathways for auditors and
contractors for improving residential resource
efficiency.
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Promote and educate the public on HomeFree
Nevada performance standards and programs
through partnerships with public, private and
non-profit organizations.
HomeFree Nevada
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HomeFree Nevada’s Goals:
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Create healthier communities through
residential property improvements and
increased resource efficiency.
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Work to streamline local government
requirements for residential energy and
conservation retrofits.
HomeFree Nevada
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Sponsor of Home Performance with
Energy Star (HPwES)
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National program from the U.S. EPA and U.S.
DOE, that offers a comprehensive and
quantitative, whole-house approach to
improving energy efficiency, comfort, health,
safety and durability of homes.
HomeFree Nevada
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As the sponsor of the HPwES program in
Southern Nevada, HFNV is responsible for:
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Developing and managing the program
standards, policies and procedures
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Recruiting contractor/auditor(s) participation
HomeFree Nevada
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As the sponsor of the HPwES program in
Southern Nevada, HFNV is responsible for:
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Facilitating training to certify
contractors/auditors as RESNET HERS Raters
and BPI Building Analysts
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Promoting the program to homeowners and
contractor/auditor(s)
HomeFree Nevada
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As the sponsor of the HPwES program in
Southern Nevada, HFNV is responsible for:
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Ensuring that the work completed under the
program meets program standards through
quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC)
inspections
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Evaluating program success
HomeFree Nevada
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Audit
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HomeFree Nevada approved Auditor conducts
a Comprehensive Home Energy Audit
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Provide home owner with:
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Comprehensive report on energy efficiency of home
Recommended improvements
List of Approved HFNV Contractors to complete
retrofit work
HomeFree Nevada
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Retrofit
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HomeFree Nevada approved Contractor meets
with homeowner
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Develop Scope of Work
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Complete Retrofit
HomeFree Nevada
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Test Out
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Auditor returns to home
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Completes test-out to ensure retrofit work was
completed properly
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Report provided to HomeFree Nevada
HomeFree Nevada
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Auditor Requirements:
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RESNET Certified HERS Rater with a Provider
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BPI Certified Building Analyst
HomeFree Nevada
Auditor Requirements:
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Follow program quality assurance procedures.
Provide Homeowners a User’s Guide on how
to make their home perform optimally.
HomeFree Nevada
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Contractor Requirements:
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BPI Certified Building Analyst and pass
RESNET Written Exam
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Nevada Contractor’s License and Bond
HomeFree Nevada
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Contractor Requirements:
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Provide HFNV the Test-Out results for each
completed job within five (5) business days.
Follow program quality assurance procedures.
HomeFree Nevada
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Why HomeFree Nevada?
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Provide High Level of
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Oversight
Regulation
Ensure best quality project and job provided
to Home Owner
HomeFree Nevada
Thank you
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