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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: 324
Latest Activity: Sep 12

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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Faces of EE campaign on Twitter - see fellow BPIers profiled!

Started by Building Performance Institute Sep 12. 0 Replies

Ally organization, E4TheFuture, launched the “Faces of EE" campaign on Twitter in…Continue

Tags: #Jobs, #Careers, #E4TheFuture, #BPI, #EnergyEfficiency

Apply Now for the 2018 Jon Siemen Scholarship

Started by Quinn Korzeniecki Aug 29. 0 Replies

The Jon Siemen Memorial Scholarship was originally launched on September 12, 2016. The Building Performance Institute, Inc. awards this scholarship to four (4) recipients annually. Applicants must…Continue

Tags: certification, bpi, exam, free, scholarship

BPI's August Newsletter & Stump the Chump

Started by Quinn Korzeniecki Aug 2. 0 Replies

BPI's August newsletter is live! Included is up-to-date information on the home performance industry and BPI (including two job openings!), tips on how to stand out if you are looking to transition…Continue

BPI is Hiring!

Started by Quinn Korzeniecki. Last reply by Diane Chojnowski Jun 29. 1 Reply

BPI is seeking a Florida-based individual to be a Technical Relations Representative.This individual will: Serve as a technical resource for BPI staff and outside the organization for BPI’s client…Continue

Earn 2 BPI CEUs by Blogging for BPI

Started by Quinn Korzeniecki Jun 19. 0 Replies

As part of BPI's ongoing efforts to educate homeowners on the value of home performance and working with a BPI Certified Professional, we have published …Continue

Tags: ceus, blog

BPI Launches New Website for Industry Professionals

Started by Quinn Korzeniecki May 31. 0 Replies

The Building Performance Institute (BPI) announced the launch of its new website for industry professionals. The culmination of a nine-month project, the revamped website for BPI stakeholders offers…Continue

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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

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Comment by Vernon House on October 29, 2015 at 12:48pm

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Thanks

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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 Building Performance Institute 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 Building Performance Institute 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)
 

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BPI is Hiring!

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