Building Performance Institute (BPI)

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Building Performance Institute (BPI)

BPI is the nation's premier standards development, quality assurance and credentialing organization for residential energy efficiency retrofit work.

Website: http://www.bpi.org
Location: Malta, New York
Members: 277
Latest Activity: on Monday

BPI is approved by the American National Standards Institute, Inc. (ANSI) as an accredited developer of American National Standards and as a certifying body for personnel credentials.


BPI offers the following: 

  • National standards to ensure top quality, consistent protocols are being followed throughout the home performance and weatherization workforce
  • Certification of individuals in building analyst, heating, AC/heat pump, shell/envelope and multi-family designations
  • Accreditation of contracting companies committed to delivering quality home performance improvements
  • Quality assurance to verify conformance with BPI standards and provide feedback for continuing improvement
  • Partnership with testing organizations that deliver BPI services in their market 

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If you've been thinking about pursuing a Building Science Principles Certificate of Knowledge, here are THREE HUGE NEW reasons to STOP THINKING and START DOING!

ASHI, NAR and USGBC Recognize Building Science Principles (BSP) Certificate for Continuing EducationThree leading organizations representing the home inspection, real estate and sustainable building…Continue

Tags: BPI, CEU, BSP, USGBC, NAR

Started by Mike Kandel on Monday.

WEBINAR: Overcoming Obstacles to Home Performance Sales

Join BPI for an extremely valuable opportunity to learn proven strategies for overcoming obstacles to home performance sales. A major obstacle to selling home performance is driven by two things:…Continue

Tags: Better, Business, Sales, Webinar, BPI

Started by Mike Kandel on Friday.

Have You Heard? ACCA and BPI to Co-Present 3rd Annual Building Performance Forum!

Earn BPI CEUsNow open for registration!Home and building performance contractors from all over the country will convene in Charlotte, North Carolina for the 3rd Annual Building Performance Forum on…Continue

Tags: Performance, Forum, Building, Conference, BPI

Started by Mike Kandel Jul 24.

Have You Heard? ACCA and BPI to Co-Present 3rd Annual Building Performance Forum!

Earn BPI CEUsNow open for registration!Home and building performance contractors from all over the country will convene in Charlotte, North Carolina for the 3rd Annual Building Performance Forum on…Continue

Tags: Performance, Forum, Building, Conference, BPI

Started by Mike Kandel Jul 24.

BPI is hiring! Check out this commissioned sales opportunity to promote the knowledge, skills and abilities needed in the home performance industry!

BPI seeks Commissioned Sales Representatives to provide external sales services for the sale and promotion of BPI products and services. The sales representative will work independently and…Continue

Tags: Sales, Performance, Home, Job, BPI

Started by Mike Kandel Jul 24.

Success through Quality Management: Introducing BPI GoldStar Contractors

Yesterday, BPI launched the BPI GoldStar Contractor program, a company-wide credentialing program that recognizes and rewards home performance contractors committed to the principle that quality is…Continue

Tags: goldstar, bpi

Started by Mike Kandel May 23.

BPI Announces Manufacturer Product Listing Program for the Home Performance Industry 2 Replies

That's why BPI has launched the Manufacturer Product Listing Program for the Home Performance Industry, a system that will evaluate and list the home performance tools, products and materials that…Continue

Tags: Program, Listing, Product, BPI

Started by Mike Kandel. Last reply by Leslie McDowell, BPI Apr 30.

LAST CHANCE: March Madness: 2 for 1 BSP Deal!

For the next five days, when you buy the Building Science Principles (BSP) exam, get the BSP Reference Guide for FREE! The BSP certificate is for staff, salespeople and others who need to know how…Continue

Tags: Exam, Discount, Free, Principles, Science

Started by Mike Kandel Mar 26.

BPI Launches Home Rating Program Using DOE's Home Energy Score

BPI is excited to announce the launch of its Rating Program. Participants in the BPI Rating Program will provide customers with an affordable, easy to understand rating of their home that can be…Continue

Tags: Program, HERS, Florida, Rating, DOE

Started by Mike Kandel Feb 24.

Did you know that changes have been made to BPI's BA certification upgrade criteria?

In response to industry feedback regarding our Building Analyst (BA) certification upgrade announcement of last November, BPI is adapting criteria requirements, allowing BA professionals more time…Continue

Tags: Criteria, BA, BPI

Started by Mike Kandel Jan 20.

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Comment by Judi Lyall on May 30, 2013 at 5:35pm

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Comment by Corbett Lunsford on February 14, 2012 at 10:28am

I'll be selling the books at RESNET, ACI, B4, and HVAC Excellence, if you want one in person instead, Paul!

Comment by Paul Lasicki on February 14, 2012 at 9:31am

Thanks Corbett,

Is there a way to order the book without signing up to LULU ?

Thanks

Comment by Corbett Lunsford on February 14, 2012 at 9:15am

Paul- there's a new resource that spells out all those tests with step-by-step photos!  It's called Home Performance Diagnostics: the Guide to Advanced Testing, and it's available by clicking here.

Also, here's a page from the DOE weatherization curriculum with locations for CO sampling for many draft types.CO%20PROBE%20LOCATIONS.pdf

Comment by Paul Lasicki on February 14, 2012 at 3:56am

Hi, first, thanks for having created this group.

I would like to see BPI come out a complete section on testing for spillage, co, draft and efficiency on all the different Heating and DHW venting/ power venting, induced fan, direct venting, sealed combustion, etc.configurations out there, along with the difference between negative and positive venting.

Comment by Leslie McDowell, BPI on October 28, 2011 at 5:31pm

Hi Timothy, That's great news! If you can stand it, my main advice would be what your mother would say: eat all your vegetables, go to bed on time the night before, arrive with a clear head and a sharpened #2 pencil. Take good notes.

Beyond that, I recommend researching the "house as a system" concept of whole house energy efficiency. Start with this video, and read this page of our BPI website. You may want to look over the BPI Building Analyst Field Guide. If it is confusing, don't worry. It will make sense to you after you take the course. If you're really ambitious, Google the term "Whole House as a System" and browse; there's lots of interesting material out there. Best of luck!

Comment by Timothy DeLuca on October 27, 2011 at 8:33pm
Starting BPI Analyst on Monday. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Comment by Leslie McDowell, BPI on September 14, 2011 at 6:41am

Thanks for the question Sean. BPI can provide only a very general response, given the lack of specifics concerning the question.

 

If a contractor is stating an R value of 20, they would be required to verify the success of the installed measure just as they would any other measure. There will be a certain degree of variances (installed specifications) between R ratings based on the actual insulating materials being used. 

 

To achieve an overall insulation rating of R 20, the ducts would typically require extensive insulation being applied directly to them. While this may not be impossible, it may be highly unlikely given the fact that heating/air conditioning ducts frequently run in confined spaces, such as wall and ceiling bays. Ducts located in any confined spaces would allow only a certain amount of insulation to be applied properly.

Comment by Paul Raymer on September 13, 2011 at 2:19pm
Sean - You could use Rick Karg's Zip TestPro software to calculate the R value by knowing the delta T between the indoor surface temperature (the temperature of the wall of the duct) and the ground temperature around the duct and the temperature of the air in the duct and the temperature of the wall of the duct.  The software will then provide you with an R value.  (http://www.karg.com/products.htm)
Comment by A. Tamasin Sterner on March 7, 2011 at 9:49am
Isn't it great that these terms: home performance contracting, energy audits, ratings, certification, team approach, leads, sales, marketing, money...  are out there big time in webinars and presentations as more and more contractors and providers are getting with this industry.  Let's not lose site of this:  PEOPLE use energy, not houses.  Yes, we want to close deals to get the work done.  And, we want to assist our customers in getting what THEY want.  We remember to Listen and Love our customers.
 

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