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Become a Participating Auditor


A residential energy audit is a review of a home’s energy performance, including an assessment of both the home’s energy features and the household’s energy consumption patterns. Home energy audits identify how efficiently your home is operating and where your home is wasting energy.

Follow this process to join the Residential Energy Audit program.

Step 1: Attain Acceptable Credentials

To apply to participate in the Residential Energy Audit Program, each employee who will deliver audits through the program must hold one or more of the following certifications:

  • BPI Building Analyst
  • BPI Energy Auditor
  • BPI Multifamily Building Analyst
  • AEE Certified Energy Auditor
  • ASHRAE- Building Energy Assessment Professional
  • HERS Rater
  • LEED Rater
  • ICP Quality Assurance (QA) Assessor

Step 2: Read the Participation Agreement and Sign Signature Form

Read the current Participation Agreement and Program Manual in its entirety. To apply for participation, you will need to complete the online Participation Agreement Signature Form. NYSERDA will contact you within 2 weeks of your application to confirm if you have been accepted or not.

Step 3: Market your services and perform home energy audits

Once approved to participate, you may begin to offer no-cost energy audits. While it is the ultimate responsibility of the energy auditor to recruit customers, NYSERDA invests in marketing outreach throughout New York. This helps generate leads for participating contractors—which come through listings on NYSERDA’s website and hotline referral database.

The home assessment is free (NYSERDA pays the contractor directly), so home assessments are an excellent tool to lower your customer acquisition costs and to promote sales.

If you have questions about applying or participating in the Residential Energy Audit program, you can contact homeaudits@nyserda.ny.gov.