What We Do

After working with Building Science Institute, Ltd. Co., energy rating industry clients have reduced risks, increased productivity, and improved their capabilities to meet shifting market demands.

It starts with our Quality Management system. This system leverages our partnership with HouseRater, letting computers do what computers do best, while humans handle the human side. 

We look holistically at organizations, their policies, processes, and procedures – with the ability to dive deep into specific projects. This reduces the risks for our clients, and their clients, and ensures all parties conform to the specified requirements.

What does this look like?

An app that works on- and offline, with notifications that require inspectors to capture field data and images before completing the inspection.

A portal that allows users to send stock and custom reports to the relevant parties – whether construction superintendents, code officials, contractors, or utility providers.

An ERI calculation engine developed and maintained by the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

A certification system built for practical experiences, allowing more time mentoring in the field than playing video games.

A training program based on decades of experience in residential construction and energy efficiency – increasing the consistency in candidates across the board.

That’s just a taste of what our clients experience….

…and this is why clients choose us: what we stand for.

Why do we do this?

As members of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), we know proper quality management is not rules and regulations. We designed a system for the Energy Rating Industry specifically to bring human understanding to improve the quality of your business.

“Inspection with the aim of finding the bad ones and throwing them out is too late, ineffective, and costly. Quality comes not from inspection but from improvement of the process.” 
W. Edwards Deming

We get our authority through proper contracts with our clients – with one priority:

How do we help them improve their business through quality management?

Our decisions are based on objective evidence and cooperation with our clients and stakeholders.

We know who our clients are. They are Verification Organizations – and they are NOT anyone else.

We know their challenges, precisely because of…

…Who we are.

Our team has nearly a century of combined experience in construction, sustainability, and development. We’ve worked as builders, HVAC designers, Energy Raters, and more.

This experience drives our passion to make something better for the Energy Rating Industry. 

We know what it’s like to grind every day for our families. To build businesses in spite of every obstacle life can throw your way.

We’ve been kicked to the curb. We’ve lost clients to competitors offering services for half the price at a quarter of the quality.

We’ve had to make hard decisions. Standing on our principles, we’ve literally lost a limb to deliver on our promises.

This passion to improve quality is something we live for – and something our clients get out of every interaction with us.

There isn’t another organization that does what we do, how we do it – and we’re damn proud to help our clients up when they get knocked down.

We’re in the fight with you, day-in and day-out, because we know how important it is to have someone in your corner.