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: 323
Latest Activity: Mar 29

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 

Discussion Forum

Join BPI's New Professional Website Focus Group

Started by Quinn Korzeniecki Mar 29. 0 Replies

Want to be part of the elite group of individuals that views the new BPI professional website before its launch? Want your input heard before the new site goes live? Submit your information through…Continue

Tags: group, focus, website, bpi

Don MacOdrum Receives BPI's 2017 Tony Woods Award and Four Others Inducted in to Hall of Fame

Started by Quinn Korzeniecki. Last reply by Diane Chojnowski Mar 27. 2 Replies

Today, the Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) honored Don MacOdrum, Executive Director of the Home Performance Guild of Oregon, by naming him the 2017 recipient of the Tony Woods Award for…Continue

BPI Supports Strong Consumer Protection in Residential PACE Financing Programs

Started by Quinn Korzeniecki. Last reply by tedkidd Feb 10. 1 Reply

Since 2009, more than 100,000 homeowners have made energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements to their homes through residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (R-PACE) programs.BPI provided…Continue

Tags: financing, pace, bpi

Call for Nominations: Tony Woods Award and Building Performance Hall of Fame

Started by Quinn Korzeniecki Jan 19. 0 Replies

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) is seeking nominations for the 2017 Tony Woods Award for Excellence in Advancing the Home Performance Industry. The award recognizes the individual who…Continue

Tags: woods, tony, nomination, award

Healthy Home Evaluator (HHE) certification + recorded webinar

Started by Hannah Wood Dec 7, 2016. 0 Replies

Thanks to those of you who joined BPI's webinar on the Healthy Home Evaluator certification yesterday, Dec 6th.Panelists included: Dr. Peter Ashley (HUD, Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard…Continue

Tags: home, performance, health, HUD, GHHI

Home (Performance) for the Holidays: December Newsletter & Stump the Chump!

Started by Quinn Korzeniecki Dec 5, 2016. 0 Replies

Give yourself the gift of home performance knowledge this holiday season and check out BPI's December newsletter! This month digs in to information ranging from the U.S. Department of Energy's…Continue

November Newsletter & Stump the Chump!

Started by Quinn Korzeniecki Nov 8, 2016. 0 Replies

Are you as thankful for home performance as we are? BPI's November newsletter is now available and covers: the effects of the ACEEE scorecard on future mandates in the Midwest, how following up with…Continue

Tags: newsletter, bpi

Creating a Home that is Right for You and Your Family

Started by Quinn Korzeniecki Oct 20, 2016. 0 Replies

Today's prospective homeowners have the option of either buying an existing home or building one from scratch. With both options come choices, such as finding the right floor plan and making sure the…Continue

October Newsletter & Stump the Chump!

Started by Quinn Korzeniecki Oct 10, 2016. 0 Replies

The October edition of BPI's newsletter is out! This month digs in to what the Healthy Home Evaluator certification has to offer and how to get it, which states are the most energy…Continue

Tags: bpi, newsletter

Energy Efficiency Day!

Started by Quinn Korzeniecki Oct 5, 2016. 0 Replies

Today (October 5th), over 115 organizations (such as BPI, Efficiency First, DOE, ACEEE, Bank of America, PG&E, NREL, and many more) are working together to spread the word about the benefits of…Continue

Tags: energy efficiency day 2016, eeday2016, energy efficiency

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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.
Comment by A. Tamasin Sterner on March 4, 2011 at 5:42am
To answer zenmastermeg, we have many different brands and models, but we've settled mostly on Testo combustion analyzers with flexible probes and printers; Sensit combustible gas leak detectors with ppm on display; and ToxiRae "personal" CO alarms.
Comment by A. Tamasin Sterner on March 2, 2011 at 10:18am
Heard it from the 'horse's mouth':  For any of you wanting to confirm that "System Airflow" in the BPI Heating Professional Standards means "actual as tested system airflow" and not the rated air flow on the air handler fan or nameplate, the answer is "actual".  There has been discussion about this.  Some were told to use the listed CFM.  We always test, and wanted to be sure ya'll knew the same. Test On!
Comment by Andrew McDowell on February 16, 2011 at 10:40am

Tamasin,

 

I'm using both a static pressure probe and the Testo 327 combustion analyzer (draft function) and the readings are very close to each other.

Comment by A. Tamasin Sterner on December 7, 2010 at 3:11pm
I sure would love to know what type of probe folks are using to measure draft pressure. Are you using a static pressure probe tip? Or a straight metal probe? How did you decide which probe to use? We found differences in pressure measurements between the two probes. You?
 

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