1. Independent auditors with their own LLC or company.
2. Energy auditors that work for a company.
Both types run into the same problems whether you are aware of it or not and by solving this problem you will have doubled your value to your company.
What's the problem?
The problem is communicating your findings as an energy auditor to a crew.
Here is an exercise, imagine that you are the owner of a home performance company and you did an energy audit whose install was scheduled for next week. It is your responsibility to communicate your findings to the crew. The catch is that all of your crew members are deaf. They can't hear a word you are saying and can't speak to you either...
How do you communicate to them in the most effective manner?
You could text, or write everything down as you go but that would get old fast.
You could create a detailed work order and attic map, highlighting the problem areas. Then showing step-by-step the critical details that needed to be done to fix the issues. If you wanted to can and clone yourself an even better idea is to have the crew film you while you explain each task from duct sealing a platform return to taking the insulation hose out and setting up your work area. Then for each new employee you would have a database of images and videos as your training guide.
Below are some samples of attic maps from an initial audit, our crew will receive a copy of this map and walk the house, highlighting soffits and problem areas before they even go into the attic. Every audit form we use also has a mini work order checklist to help communicate materials, tasks and sizes for prep work.
Systems like these are essential for your home performance business to expand into its full potential. I've put together a resource list of more tried and true business and marketing practices that have my business on track for 7 figures in 2013 here.