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The Illinois Association of Energy Raters Company Profile

The Illinois Association of Energy Raters & Home Performance Professionals is a non-profit association of energy consultants and home performance contractors specializing in new and existing homes. The members of the IAER use a 'Whole Home' approach to analyze building comfort, energy use, durability, and occupant safety. All professional members are certified by the national organizations RESNET or BPI, and are monitored for Quality Assurance by the Association.

News from The Illinois Association of Energy Raters:

The Most Effective and Most Cost Efficient Way to Fix Roof Ice Buildup and Ice Dam Problems

The Illinois Association of Energy Raters & Home Performance Professionals (IAER) warns homeowners away from heat wires, roof ventilation, and other solutions that simply cover up a problem that tears homes apart.
CHICAGO, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – If this winter is anything like the…

Home Values Increase by 10% on Average with Disclosure of 'Green' Certifications; Most Sellers Missing Out

The Illinois Association of Energy Raters & Home Performance Professionals (IAER) finds that most real estate agents are in the dark about 'green disclosure' features found in many property listing services.
CHICAGO, Jan. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – First, let's dispel th…

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Home: Get the Facts Before You Panic

The Illinois Association of Energy Raters & Home Performance Professionals (IAER) warns homeowners of the dangers and misinformation surrounding carbon monoxide, and urges homeowners to have homes and symptoms diagnosed properly.
CHICAGO, Jan. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – You might think…

Illinois Building Energy Code Takes Another Leap Forward in 2015

2015 IECC set for auto-adoption as Illinois state minimum efficiency for new homes
CHICAGO, Dec. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Illinois became one of the best states in the U.S. to buy a home when the state adopted the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code in 2013. In the coming year, the benefit…

Clean Power Plan Contributes to Growth of Building Industry and Economy in Illinois

CHICAGO, Nov. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Think the economy is still underperforming in Illinois? If so, you will love what is happening with clean energy jobs in our state … and we should want more of the same.
A report released earlier this year by Chicago-based Clean Energy Trust, Environmental…

IL Association of Energy Raters & Home Performance Professionals Celebrates 10 Years of HERS Ratings and Home Improvement Consulting

Midwest's Preeminent Non-Profit Organization of Home Energy Pros Has Helped Thousands of Homeowners and Builders Since 2004
CHICAGO, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Homebuilding in Illinois has come a long way since 2004. Back then, the state had no uniform building code at all, and now Ill…

According to IL Association of Energy Raters, NBC's Nesita Kwan Got It Wrong: Ice Dam Roof Damage Not Solved With More Insulation

Despite good intentions, most media coverage on ice dams misguided, can actually make problems worse
CHICAGO, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — This winter has been a record-breaker, but few homeowners know what they can do about it. Roof snowmelt re-freezing at the eaves (called "ice dams�…

Illinois Association of Energy Raters & Home Performance Professionals (IAER) Introduces New Certification Training in Accordance with Updated Illinois Building Energy Code Mandating Air Leakage Testing

Duct & Envelope Tightness (DET) Verifier certification offers excellent opportunity for homebuyers and contractors to prove homes are well built
CHICAGO, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — On January 1, when Illinois adopts a new statewide building energy code, every home built will need to be te…

Avoid Costly Mistakes and Missed Opportunities: Invest in Home Performance Testing Before Home Improvement

CHICAGO, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — By the end of 2012, homeowners across the country will have spent over $400 billion on home improvement projects, according to Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies. Since 49% of homeowners are planning to stay put in their homes for at least the nex…