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January's Stump the Chump

This month's head scratcher comes from Ken Tohinaka of the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation in Burlington, Vermont. Ken explains that…

Started by Mike Kandel in General Forum

6 Jan 24, 2013
Reply by John Brooks

Check out the January issue of BPI's Performance Matters Newsletter!

In this issue: a letter from BPI CEO Larry Zarker announcing BPI's 20th anniversary; news from BPI and around the industry; Peter Troast ex…

Started by Mike Kandel in General Forum

0 Jan 24, 2013

BPI Celebrates 20 Years of Raising the Bar!

More than 20 years ago a group of building tradesmen and weatherization program professionals had a vision for independent, third party ver…

Started by Mike Kandel in General Forum

1 Jan 24, 2013
Reply by Diane Chojnowski

BPI Issues Open Call for Volunteers to Serve on its Whole House HVAC Quality Maintenance Certification Scheme Committee

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) seeks volunteers to serve on a scheme committee for its Whole House HVAC Quality Maintenance…

Started by Mike Kandel in General Forum

2 Jan 11, 2013
Reply by Mike Kandel

BPI Launches Building Science Principles Certificate for Home Performance and Energy Upgrade Industry

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) launched its Building Science Principles (BSP) Certificate of Knowledge and companion Refere…

Started by Mike Kandel in General Forum

0 Jan 7, 2013

Change in Prerequisites for Retrofit Installer and Crew Leader Certifications; Deadline Extended for Retrofit Installer and Crew Leader Pilot Exam Applications

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) have updat…

Started by Mike Kandel in General Forum

0 Dec 20, 2012

Home performance pro Corbett Lunsford underlines the importance of home performance testing in the aftermath of Indiana home explosion.

"The real tragedy is that if this was a faulty furnace it could have been prevented. Cleaning and servicing your furnace is not a bad idea,…

Started by Mike Kandel in General Forum

0 Nov 16, 2012

Over 150 Programs Nationwide Specify BPI Credentials for Quality Assurance

Malta, NY, November 7, 2012 - Demand for BPI's core certifications continues to grow as 150+ government, utility and manufacturer energy ef…

Started by Mike Kandel in General Forum

0 Nov 7, 2012

In Sandy's Wake, Lend a Hand

It is our greatest hope that you and your families have come away unscathed by Hurricane Sandy, but the reality is that millions of people…

Started by Mike Kandel in General Forum

0 Nov 2, 2012

Pilot Period for Energy Auditor and QC Inspector Exams Closing

Imminent deadlines have been set for application submissions for Energy Auditor and Quality Control Inspector certifications offered throug…

Started by Mike Kandel in General Forum

0 Oct 26, 2012

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Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?

I just searched this forum for "Whole House Fan", but I didn't find much about them (except …See More
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