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Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
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It's a fact! Unhealthy homes increase the severity of asthma, allergies, and other health issues. BPI CEO Larry Zarker sheds some light on the health effects of unhealthy homes in his recent…Continue

Tags: BPI, Audit, Energy, Safety, Healthy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Beyer Jul 17.

BPI Announces Manufacturer Product Listing Program for the Home Performance Industry
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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 this discussion. Last reply by Glen Gallo 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 Mar 26

BPI Launches Home Rating Program Using DOE's Home Energy Score
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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 this discussion. Last reply by Tom Conlon Mar 6.

 

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Richard Beyer replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
"Once again Ted, How do you know control is the path to consistently better air quality aside from someone told you so? Let's look at a more plausible way of seeing where I'm going with this. Commercial buildings have been using air…"
Jul 17
tedkidd replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
"Sigh, when?  I don't know. Testing? Actually I have done a number of air advice tests.  No correlation between tight or looseness and iaq.  Surprised me. Statistically significant, no, but I ALWAYS recommend mechanical…"
Jul 17
Richard Beyer replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
"Ted, I think you just hit the nail on the head! It is all about economics...ie..JOBS and Manufacturing.When do you think it's going to be about public safety and our children who's immune systems are not fully developed living in these…"
Jul 17
tedkidd replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
"Richard's thinking seems a bit disjointed:   Houses are too tight making people sick, but outdoor air is somehow worse than indoor air and that makes people sick, therefore tightening houses has gone too far.. Control is what is missing.…"
Jul 17
Barbara Smith replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
"Interesting article, thanks.  I will stay tuned to what the scientific studies say about this puzzling rise in asthma -- I doubt there is a simple, single cause.  I've known of several vibrant adults who died from it.  In…"
Jul 17
Todd Collins replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
"Richard is not correct about this issue.   Air sealing has not gone far enough.  What we need to learn is that we need to add mechanical ventilation to air tight buildings to bring in fresh air.  A good HRV/ERV will not only bring in…"
Jul 17
Don Morgan replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
"Bravo Richard. You may have nailed it."
Jul 14
Richard Beyer replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
"Air sealing has gone to far. People are in fact getting sick from energy retrofits because our work force has been trained to the bare minimum. We as contractors, designers and industrial hygienist do not fully understand the dynamics a residential…"
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Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems

It's a fact! Unhealthy homes increase the severity of asthma, allergies, and other health issues. BPI CEO Larry Zarker sheds some light on the health effects of unhealthy homes in his recent Performance Matters article, "Our Homes Suck - And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems."Our Homes Suck - And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus ProblemsSee More
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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 profitable and can set them apart in the marketplace.BPI GoldStar Contractors are held to the industry’s highest standards. With a quality first approach, these industry experts are the contractors to trust.Click here to read the BPI GoldStar Contractor press release:…See More
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Leslie McDowell, BPI replied to Mike Kandel's discussion BPI Announces Manufacturer Product Listing Program for the Home Performance Industry in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"Hi Robert, I am replying on behalf of BPI. Products that are submitted to BPI’s listing service must first be evaluated by an ISO 17025 accredited testing lab. The lab results are then reviewed for product compliance to the applicable industry…"
Apr 30
Glen Gallo replied to Mike Kandel's discussion BPI Announces Manufacturer Product Listing Program for the Home Performance Industry
"with a 5k per year to list up to 4 items and an additional 1k per additional money this seems to be simply advertising. It will be interesting to see what companies find value in this system."
Apr 30
Robert DV replied to Mike Kandel's discussion BPI Announces Manufacturer Product Listing Program for the Home Performance Industry in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"So BPI hired an engineering staff to evaluate these products or is the $5K fee proof enough the material is good?"
Apr 29
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BPI Announces Manufacturer Product Listing Program for the Home Performance Industry

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 meet product specification industry standards. Learn more about the program by clicking here.See More
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BPI Announces Manufacturer Product Listing Program for the Home Performance Industry

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 meet product specification industry standards. Learn more about the program by clicking here.See More
Apr 29
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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 homes work but don't need the hands-on technical skills of BPI certified professionals. **Already BPI certified? BPI professionals who pass the BSP exam earn 6 CEUs! Check it out NOW!See More
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