I'm now a double license holder with the Nevada Real Estate Division.

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Home Inspector with Certified Structure Inspector IOS #1730, EA #30

It’s Official, after several months the call came in today from the Nevada Real Estate Division that my Energy Auditors License was being put in the mail. Up until now I was able to perform audits since my license application was submitted. Last year when the Nevada Legislator passed AB423 it required Energy Auditors to be Licensed by the Nevada Real Estate Division. The Energy Auditor will fall under NRS 645D just like the Inspector of Structures (Home Inspector). There is quite a bit of training that is required and several difficult tests that have to be passed.  Currently there are just a handful of people that are Nevada Licensed Energy Auditors.

There are a couple things that make me unique. First off I’m not an Energy Retrofit Contractor. I don’t sell any retrofit products or services. This allows me to truly provide an unbiased opinion. The other thing would be that I also hold the Inspector of Structures Certification (Home Inspector) which allows me to perform both the Home Inspection and Energy Audit. With the rise in Energy Efficient Mortgages (EEM) the buyer and agent can save time and some money by hiring me to do both at the same time.

A great addition to the other services I offer and I’m not going to stop here. Now you will be able to know the properties condition and its energy deficiencies all with one call and one visit!

Comments (2)

Kristen Wheatley
Better Homes & Gardens | The Masiello Group - Brunswick, ME
Supporting Success - Best Job in the World!

Congratulations Rob!  What a great service you provide.  I love the idea of being able to have the home inspection and energy audit at the same time.

Mar 07, 2012 02:02 AM
Rob Ernst
Certified Structure Inspector - Reno, NV
Reno, NV-775-410-4286 Inspector & Energy Auditor

Kristen, Thanks. I love what I do and I usually get to do one or the other but it's a real treat when I get to do both.

Mar 07, 2012 01:09 PM