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Steven E Rinehart: Certifications


 The Energy Code Ambassadors Program (ECAP) is a program SPEER has initiated, in collaboration with the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO), Building Officials Association of Texas (BOAT), the International Code Council (ICC) and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP).  This program incorporates direct interaction with trained and experienced code  and building professionals who understand the challenges and constraints that are often faced with energy code compliance..  Ambassadors are geographically situated to provide guidance and peer-to-peer support for the building and enforcement community.  SPEER supports these professionals with additional resources and communication.



AWCI represents 2,200 companies and organizations in the acoustics systems, ceiling systems, drywall systems, exterior insulation and finishing systems, fireproofing, flooring systems, insulation, and stucco contractors, suppliers and manufacturers and those in allied trades.  Our mission is to provide services and undertake activities that enhance the members' ability to operate a successful business


Apprentice Electrician - The Texas Electrical Safety and Licensing Act requires the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) to adopt the revised National Electrical Code (NEC) as the electrical code for the state of Texas. On November 21, 2013, the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation, which oversees TDLR, adopted amendments to Chapter 73.100 of the Electricians administrative rules and established the 2014 NEC as the "minimum standard" for all electrical work in Texas covered by the Act


RESNET Certified HERS Rater & Quality Assurance Designee: As a certified HERS rater, I am certified to conduct both home energy audits and home energy ratings. As per RESNET's standards, I take building science classes throughout the year, to ensure that my energy audits and home energy ratings utilize the latest science and technology to provide the best and most effective information available.


   Appointed to the ICC Energy Exam Development Committee [EDC]. Examination Development Committees shall be appointed by Board of International Professional Standards to advise the Board on all technical elements related to development, maintenance and administration of ICC Certification Examinations; and shall serve as an initial Appeals Board on candidate challenges to the ICC Certification Program



   Code Council-Certified in 25 areas of specialization. The International Code Council (ICC) is a membership association dedicated to building safety and fire prevention. ICC develops the codes and standards used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools.

  1. Master Code Professional
  2. Certified Building Official
  3. Combination Inspector
  4. Plumbing Inspector
  5. Electrical Inspector
  6. Commericial Energy Inspector    
  7. Residential Energy inspector/Plans Examiner
  8. Residential Combination Inspector    
  9. Commericial Plumbing Inspector
  10. Commericial Electrical Inspector
  11. Commericial Building Inspector
  12. Commericial Combination Inspector
  13. Mechanical Inspector
  14. Commercial Mechanical Inspector
  15. Building Plans Examiner
  16. Mechanical Plans Examiner    
  17. Plumbing Plans Examiner
  18. Building Inspector
  19. Accessibility Inspector
  20. Accessibility Plans Examiner    
  21. Property Maintenance & Housing Inspector
  22. Certified Housing Code Official
  23. Certified Building Code Official    
  24. Certified Mechanical Code Official
  25. Certified Plumbing Code Official


   Certified Level II Infrared Thermographer: Infraspection Institute is the oldest independent infrared training and certification firm in the world. Founded in 1980, Infraspection Institute has trained and certified nearly 10,000 thermographers worldwide. With over 30 years in business, Infraspection Institute literally pioneered the infrared training industry.


   Builders Challenge Verifier: Spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Builders Challenge is a voluntary effort to provide compelling answers. Through the Builders Challenge, participating homebuilders will have an easy way to differentiate their best energy-performing homes from other products in the marketplace, and to make the benefits clear to buyers.




   Water Sense Partner: Launched in 2006, WaterSense is an EPA-sponsored partnership program that seeks to protect the future of our nation's water supply by promoting water efficiency and enhancing the market for water-efficient products, programs, and practices.




   Indoor airPLUS Home Energy Rater: EPA created Indoor airPLUS to help builders meet the growing consumer preference for homes with improved indoor air quality. EPA developed additional construction specifications to help improve indoor air quality in new homes. Construction specifications include the careful selection of and installation of moisture control systems; heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems; combustion-venting systems; radon resistant construction; and low-emitting building materials.