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Stump the Chump - March 2013

This month's stump the chump comes from a mystery contributor, a caped crusading building performance specialist from Burlington, Vermont.…

Started by Mike Kandel

1 Mar 27, 2013
Reply by Daniel Dempsey

Temp Field Auditors Needed in NC

Greetings BPI Group Members, We have a need for some temporary help performing multifamily audits in NC, beginning first of April. If your…

Started by Isaac Savage

0 Mar 20, 2013

BPI's Home Performance-Related Data Standards Released for Public Comment

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) is pleased to announce that its BPI-2100-S-2013: Standard for Home Performance-Related Data…

Started by Mike Kandel

0 Mar 12, 2013

BPI Introduces New Renewal Policy for Certified Home Performance Professionals

Today BPI announced a new certification renewal policy that recognizes the work experience of BPI certified professionals. The new policy e…

Started by Mike Kandel

6 Mar 6, 2013
Reply by Gary Baggett

Can you solve this month's stumper?

Here is your chance! Thanks to Bo Jespersen, President of The Breathable Home in Manchester, Maine for contributing February's home perform…

Started by Mike Kandel

2 Feb 28, 2013
Reply by Matthew Dahlhausen

BPI Tony Woods Award Call for Nominations

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) is seeking nominations for the 2013 Tony Woods Award for Excellence in Advancing the Home Pe…

Started by Mike Kandel

0 Feb 11, 2013

BPI Certified Repairman Saves Woman's Life by Recognizing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

BPI recognizes the heroic efforts of BPI Certified Building Analyst Carl Harvey, who saved the life of a homeowner when he detected a poten…

Started by Mike Kandel

6 Feb 5, 2013
Reply by Tom DelConte

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

1 Jan 24, 2013
Reply by Stan Kuhn

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

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

0 Jan 22, 2013

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