February, 2018
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors

Up to the Home Energy Score Task: Winners of the 2017 Chapter Challenge


Winners of the first annual Home Energy Score Chapter Challenge receive recognition at InspectionWorld®

One of the best parts about ASHI membership is being involved in a local chapter. As skilled professionals in a technical field, ASHI chapter members thrive in an environment that compels learning, encourages camaraderie, and reminds you that you are part of a group that’s committed to delivering a valuable and important service in your communities.

And although every ASHI chapter embodies these noble traits to varying degrees, there’s another quality that they all have in common—the propensity to want to demonstrate to the rest of the industry that they are, in fact, the best chapter at delivering those services in those communities.

It’s the recognition of that competitive-if-friendly spirit that inspired the 2017 Home Energy Score Chapter Challenge, whose proud champions took the stage last month at InspectionWorld® in Orlando to collect their prizes and soak up the (possibly slightly grudging) admiration of their peers and competitors.

A joint project of ASHI, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Home Energy Score program and ID Energy, we launched the Chapter Challenge this past summer as a means of upping the ante for one of the hottest services out there—the Home Energy Score. Indications from all parties are that this competition will become a regular offering, as more and more ASHI inspectors across the country become Home Energy Score Assessors.

So, hats off to this year’s challengers, who took home much more than bragging rights! Winners in each category received a suite of prizes, including free registration to InspectionWorld® 2018, hardware and tools valued at $400 from ID Energy, a marketing makeover from ASHI’s in-house specialists and a buzz-worthy certificate ceremony from the Director of the Home Energy Score program. 

The competition was structured to encourage inspectors at the individual or business level, as well as at the chapter level, and this year’s chapter winner demonstrates that a chapter doesn’t have to be big to be mighty.

Congratulations to all the winners and a big thank you to all who participated in the challenge!