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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

0 Jan 22, 2013

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

0 Jan 11, 2013

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

1 Jan 7, 2013
Reply by Ron Jones

BPI Postpones Referencing ASHRAE 62.2-2010 Standard

In the interest of reducing the training burden on our accredited contractors and programs, BPI will postpone referencing ASHRAE Standard 6…

Started by Mike Kandel

1 Dec 28, 2012
Reply by Matthew Redmond

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

0 Dec 20, 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

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

0 Nov 2, 2012

BPI's October Stump the Chump!

The following stumper is presented in BPI's October Performance Matters e-Newsletter. This month's stumper comes from a chump who's actuall…

Started by Mike Kandel

4 Nov 1, 2012
Reply by tedkidd

Generators are great, but dangerous when used improperly

Everybody loves back up generators in a storm, but they can be deadly if used improperly. Contractors, please educate your customers on the…

Started by Mike Kandel

1 Oct 30, 2012
Reply by Jason Kaylor

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

2 Oct 26, 2012
Reply by Jeremy Kays

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