Andrew Martinez is a native of California who first went to work in the residential construction field in 2003 as a window and insulation installer for Renaissance weatherization. David Robinson took notice and decided to send him to numerous trainings on weatherization and energy efficiency. After becoming and energy specialist Andrew became a sales person for the energy services and products, eventually becoming part of a large Home Depot project. After Renaissance, Andrew became and iron worker. ending up in Nebraska where he and his wife are raising a daughter. Working on becoming a HERS rater, as well as an energywise house flipper and entrepreneur, you can follow his success, failure and challenges here.
What Is A Home Energy Audit? A home energy audit (or survey) evaluates an existing home to determine where and how energy is being lost, what systems are operating inefficiently and what cost-effective improvements can be implemented to enhance occupant comfort, make the home more durable and lower utility costs. (See Benefits of a Home Energy Audit). RESNET has defined three types of...Continue Reading!
Home Energy Ratings A home energy rating involves an analysis of a home’s construction plans and onsite inspections. Based on the home’s plans, the Home Energy Rater uses an energy efficiency software package to perform an energy analysis of the home’s design. This analysis yields a projected, pre-construction HERS Index. Upon completion of the plan review, the rater will work with the...Continue Reading!
October 7th, 2011 categories: RENOVATORS
Hi, I'm Andrew Martinez and I am an entreprenuer in training. I'm learning from a good friend of mine who owns Green Earth Equities. In this area I will be posting my experiences with Green renovating in Nebraska. A good friend of mine owns a 2 story Tri-Plex apartment house, one unit upstairs and two upstairs. It was built in...Continue Reading!