6. Test Out and Quality Assurance

After each relevant phase of completed work, your Building Analyst will perform required tests.

Quality Assurance:

When you participate in HPwES, you have peace of mind in knowing there are strong, published standards every energy services professional in our program must adhere to. Contractors participating in HPwES must are also subject to on-site Quality Assurance by a third-party sponsor of the program. These sponsors, listed below, randomly select five percent of each contractors’ HPwES jobs to review on-site.

QA providers in Virginia are:

Central Virginia: The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP), 434-227-4666

Northern Virginia: The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP), 800-646-0717

Richmond Area: Richmond Region Energy Alliance (RREA), 804-525-7650

Southwest Virginia: Community Housing Partners (CHP), 540-382-2002


Apply for your HPwES Certificate:

After your home energy improvements are completed, you can apply for a Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Certificate or the Green and Energy Efficient Appraisal Addendum – both of which can help increase the value of your home.

Download the HPwES Certificate Application.