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Home Performance Testing

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Home Performance Testing
Professional Training
Home Inspections

 

About Insight Property Services

Since our start in 2009, Insight Property Services has become a trusted source for home inspections and BPI based Home Performance Testing & Education. We use the principles of Building Science and "Home as a System" to provide home owners and contractors with the comprehensive knowledge needed to reduce home energy needs, increase comfort, maintain structural integrity & operations, and analyze utility costs.

Whether you are buying, selling, building, or remodeling, we offer a variety of services to assist our clients with their continued Building Consulting needs. From Home Inspections to Energy Audits, Air Quality Testing and more, our test are of the highest caliber to ensure continued care of your home, multi-unit, or commercial space.

In addition to our services, upon completion of any Home Inspection or Home Performance Audit, our clients will now receive a free life-time account to HomeBinder - an online application that allows you to organize and store everything about your home all in one convenient location, right at your fingertips. This account will not only store your Inspection report but you will receive home maintenance reminders essential to every home owner, have contractors and plumbers information on hand, recall notifications on appliances, and more. You can even store those paint schemes you fell in love with. HomeBinder will help get your home ownership off to a great start, which is why we are giving this to our clients as a part of their Inspection report. You can learn more at www.homebinder.com

Insight Property Services was recently recognized by the Better Business Bureau, click here to read the article.

Upcoming Events with Insight 

November 2nd, 2017

Duct & Envelope Tighntness (DET Verifier)

4 BPI CEUs

As of January 1, 2016, the State of Illinois began enforcing IECC 2015 for new homes, which requires duct and envelope tightness testing. In addition to existing BPI and RESNET certifications, Illinois created this new certification specifically qualified to test duct and envelope tightness. The Duct & Envelope Tightness Certification was designed by the Midwest Home Performance Association (Formerly the Illinois Association of Energy Raters - IAER) as a bridge between building professionals and Energy Raters. This 1-day course will introduce you to the skills necessary to perform the diagnostic testing on new homes and ensure you meet the current IECC standards. Save time, money, and effort by testing your own work! This course is normally $260 and is now being offered at the reduced price of $149 with funding from the Illinois Home Performance - Building Science Training Series. About the Building Science Training Series The Building Science Training Series draws upon local and regional experts to impart specific technical skills to local contractors. The courses address topics that have been identified as relevant for Illinois contractors in order to prepare them for quality whole-home energy upgrade work and participation in the Illinois Home Performance program. This series is made possible through funding from all of the investor-owned utilities in Illinois, which include Ameren Illinois, Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas, Nicor Gas and ComEd.

 

November 14th, 2017

NARI Half Day Education Seminar 

Join us on November 14 for our half-day education seminar (12:00-4:00 p.m.).  The overall topic will be The Building Envelope.  This seminar is appropriate for everyone who works in remodeling.  Topics will be AIR LEAKAGE: The 3rd Most Destructive Home Issue (Joe Konapacki, Insight Property Services), Electrical (Phil Videckis, CR, Phil's Electric) and Window Flashing-Are You Doing it Right? (Len Strahanoski, Parksite).  More program details to follow.

Click here to register.

Cost is only $30 for NARIGC members; $45 for non-members.  This program qualifies for 4 CEUs for NARI Certified individuals.

 

November 16th, 2017

Advanced Combustion Safety  

4 BPI CEUS | 6 IL State CEUs

Prevention is the key to avoiding Carbon Monoxide hazards in the home. Each year, thousands of people in the United States become ill or die from CO poisoning. Without full CO safety and combustion diagnostics there is no way of knowing whether a system is safe or efficient. Proper Combustion Safety Testing protects both the home owner and contractor. Insight's 1-day training course will provide you with the skills necessary to property identify and inspect combustion appliances such as furnaces, space heaters, and water heaters that present potential health and safety hazards. Learn to discover potential health/safety problems before and after the Retrofit process. Earn Continuing Education Units for the Building Analyst or HERS Rater Certifications.

 

November 30th, 2017

Building Science Principles

6 BPI CEU's | 6 IL State CEUs

Would understanding the interactions of building systems and their effects on home performance assist you in your position or your business? Earning the Building Science Principles certificate is your first step into the world of energy efficient home performance. Building science demonstrates how various components of the home interact to affect the home’s overall performance. Understand the relationship between the building envelope, heating, A/C, insulation, mechanical ventilation, lighting, appliances and other systems of the home. Learn how all of these systems affect the comfort, health and safety of occupants and durability of the home. This non-technical BPI certificate is first step toward understanding & improving whole-house building performance. Perfect for sales people, admin personnel, architects or anyone who needs to know about building science, but may never need to perform testing.

 

As of January 1, 2016, the State of Illinois began enforcing IECC 2015 for new homes, which requires duct and envelope tightness testing. In addition to existing BPI and RESNET certifications, Illinois created this new certification specifically qualified to test duct and envelope tightness. The Duct & Envelope Tightness Certification was designed by the Midwest Home Performance Association (Formerly the Illinois Association of Energy Raters - IAER) as a bridge between building professionals and Energy Raters. This 1-day course will introduce you to the skills necessary to perform the diagnostic testing on new homes and ensure you meet the current IECC standards. Save time, money, and effort by testing your own work! This course is normally $260 and is now being offered at the reduced price of $149 with funding from the Illinois Home Performance - Building Science Training Series. About the Building Science Training Series The Building Science Training Series draws upon local and regional experts to impart specific technical skills to local contractors. The courses address topics that have been identified as relevant for Illinois contractors in order to prepare them for quality whole-home energy upgrade work and participation in the Illinois Home Performance program. This series is made possible through funding from all of the investor-owned utilities in Illinois, which include Ameren Illinois, Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas, Nicor Gas and ComEd.
Would understanding the interactions of building systems and their effects on home performance assist you in your position or your business? Earning the Building Science Principles certificate is your first step into the world of energy efficient home performance. Building science demonstrates how various components of the home interact to affect the home’s overall performance. Understand the relationship between the building envelope, heating, A/C, insulation, mechanical ventilation, lighting, appliances and other systems of the home. Learn how all of these systems affect the comfort, health and safety of occupants and durability of the home. This non-technical BPI certificate is first step toward understanding & improving whole-house building performance. Perfect for sales people, admin personnel, architects or anyone who needs to know about building science, but may never need to perform testing.
Would understanding the interactions of building systems and their effects on home performance assist you in your position or your business? Earning the Building Science Principles certificate is your first step into the world of energy efficient home performance. Building science demonstrates how various components of the home interact to affect the home’s overall performance. Understand the relationship between the building envelope, heating, A/C, insulation, mechanical ventilation, lighting, appliances and other systems of the home. Learn how all of these systems affect the comfort, health and safety of occupants and durability of the home. This non-technical BPI certificate is first step toward understanding & improving whole-house building performance. Perfect for sales people, admin personnel, architects or anyone who needs to know about building science, but may never need to perform testing.