Standards and Certifications
NABCEP is the most respected, well-established, and widely recognized certification organization for North American solar professionals. NABCEP was founded with the mission to support and work with the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, professionals and stakeholders to develop and implement quality credentialing programs for practitioners. NABCEP’s certification programs are administered to the highest standards for testing and certification. The NABCEP PV Installation Professional and Solar Heating Installer Certifications have been accredited to the ISO/IEC 17024 standard by ANSI.
Your residential or commercial Solar project will include at least one NABCEP certified Installation professional (PV or Solar Heating ) as an integral part of the team.
To become licensed, engineers must complete a four-year college degree, work under a Professional Engineer for at least four years, pass two intensive competency exams and earn a license from their a state’s licensure board. Then, to retain their licenses, PEs must continually maintain and improve their skills throughout their careers.
Every residential or commercial Solar project KenJiva’s team delivers will be signed off and stamped by a state licensed Professional Engineer.
The national training and certification standards for HERS (Home Energy Rating System) Raters and Home Energy Survey Professionals were created by RESNET and are recognized by federal government agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Mortgage Industry.
The Building Performance Institute is the nation’s premier credentialing, quality assurance and standards setting organization for home performance professionals. Since 1993, BPI has been setting technical standards for home energy auditing and energy efficiency upgrades. We develop BPI Standards using an open, consensus-based process built on sound building science. From these standards, we develop rigorous written and field exams leading to professional certifications for individuals, companywide credentials for BPI GoldStar Contractors and quality assurance services that help raise the bar in home performance contracting.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. Prerequisites and credits differ for each rating system, and teams choose the best fit for their project.
LEED AP Operations + Maintenance (LEED AP O+M) Distinguishes professionals implementing sustainable practices, improving performance, heightening efficiency and reducing environmental impact in existing buildings through enhanced operations and maintenance.
The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), founded in 1977, is a nonprofit professional society of over 17,000 members in 90 countries. The mission of AEE is “to promote the scientific and educational interests of those engaged in the energy industry and to foster action for Sustainable Development.”
Each one of KenJiva’s Energy Performance Professionals has been certified in at least one of the nationally recognized Energy Efficiency expert certifications: LEED AP, RESNET H.E.R.S. Rater, BPI Building Analyst / Envelope Professional or the Association of Energy Engineers Certified Energy Auditor or Certified Energy Manager
The OSHA Outreach Training Program for the Construction Industry provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in the construction industry. The program also provides information regarding workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. This is a voluntary program and does not meet training requirements for any OSHA standards.
Through this program, workers can attend 10-hour or 30-hour classes delivered by OSHA-authorized trainers. The 10-hour class is intended for entry level workers, while the 30-hour class is more appropriate for supervisors or workers with some safety responsibility. Through this training, OSHA helps to ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights, and contribute to our nation’s productivity.