Home Energy Team Institute First In Nation Approved By RESNET To Provide Home Energy Survey Professional (HESP) Certifications

Rising energy costs, tax incentives for energy efficient homes fuel growing demand for qualified, independent home energy auditors

Fairfax, VIRGINIA (June 20, 2009) - Home Energy Team Institute today became the first provider in the U.S. approved by RESNET (Residential Energy Services Network) to offer Home Energy Survey Professional certifications - enabling prospective home energy auditors seeking to start or advance their careers in this high-growth industry to achieve their entry level energy audit certification.

RESNET is a not-for profit organization that establishes nationally recognized standards for building energy efficiency rating new construction and existing homes. States and local jurisdictions are adopting RESNET standards and/or audits. Just this past November 2008, RESNET issued Chapter Seven of its energy audit standards to create a hierarchy of energy auditors to perform energy efficiency reviews of existing homes.

Home Energy Team Institute (HETI) was founded to meet the growing demand for independent, highly trained home energy specialists, and provides RESNET Certification training for home energy surveyors, home energy auditors and home performance contractors. Candidates of HETI who successfully complete RESNET Certification training are qualified to work as home energy survey specialists. By training energy auditors, the Home Energy Team Institute enables candidates who achieve this new certification level to consult with homeowners on energy efficiency improvements.

"Amid rising home energy costs and new federal tax credits for energy efficiency, the demand for qualified energy auditors and specialists shines as a rare bright spot in a struggling job market," said Dallas Jones, President, Home Energy Team Institute. "HETI is committed to offering candidates a valuable springboard to a successful home energy specialist career, and today's announcement builds upon that mission."

For additional information on becoming a RESNET certified home energy specialist, visit http://www.homeenergyteaminstitute.com/.

About Home Energy Team Institute

The Home Energy Team Institute (HETI) provides e-learning, classroom training, certifications and quality assurance services that enable qualified individuals to become credentialed home energy professionals. HETI's sister company, Home Energy Team, is building a national alliance of affiliated home energy auditing businesses with a turn-key, dynamic business development process to help them manage and promote their service and make it profitable. After conducting an energy audit, each Home Energy Team affiliate has access to a trusted network of local contractors available to service any recommended energy efficiency upgrades desired by the consumer. Founded in July 2008, Home Energy Team currently has affiliates in eight states, including Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Maryland, Iowa, Virginia, Alabama, as well as the District of Columbia. For additional information, visit www.Homeenergyteaminstitute.com (Training and Certification) and www.Homeenergyteam.com (Business Success).