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The Maine Coalition of Home Inspection Professionals (MeCHIPS) was founded in January 1999 to create a professional forum for Maine’s home inspectors, to provide a place for the exchange of information regarding the home inspection industry, and to effectively represent home inspection professionals.

A home inspection professional who is a member of MeCHIPS has met its membership requirements and is bound to abide by the bylaws, standards of practice, and code of ethics of the organization. In the absence of state licensing laws regulating home inspectors in Maine, hiring a MeCHIPS professional to perform your home inspection assures you of receiving quality home inspection services from a qualified individual.

The above paragraphs are quoted from MeCHIPS documents. For more information, please visit the MeCHIPS website.

The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), founded in 1976, is North America’s oldest and largest professional society of home inspectors. ASHI’s goals have always been to build customer awareness of the importance of a quality home inspection and to enhance the professionalism of home inspectors.

The above paragraph is quoted from ASHI documents. For more information, please visit the ASHI website.

A Building Performance Institute (BPI) Building Analyst (Energy Auditor) has gone through a rigorous, credible training program. A Building Analyst knows how to apply house-as-a-system techniques in upgrading the performance of homes; that is, improving the home’s energy usage, durability, health, comfort, and safety. By applying house-as-a-system techniques, problems are identified and fixes proposed that will not create problems for other systems in the house.

The above paragraph is quoted from BPI documents. For more information, please visit the BPI website.