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Have you heard!? BPI's BSP Certificate Approved as Home Energy Score Prerequisite!
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The Building Performance Institute's Building Science Principles (BSP) Certificate of Knowledge has been approved by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as a minimum qualifying credential for…Continue

Tags: BSP, DOE, HES, BPI

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Jacobs yesterday.

Have you heard!? BPI's Building Science Principles Certificate of Knowledge exam and Reference Guide are now available in Spanish!

"BPI recognizes that there are many Spanish speaking professionals in the home performance industry, or looking to develop their careers here," says BPI CEO Larry Zarker. "The Spanish BSP offers…Continue

Tags: Spanish, BSP, BPI

Started Jan 19

BPI Energy Auditors Carry the Banner for Dominion East Ohio's Highly Successful Energy Efficiency Program
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GoodCents energy auditors, certified by the Building Performance Institute, are the gatekeepers to an incredibly successful Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) program implemented by Dominion…Continue

Tags: Auditor, Energy, Ohio, BPI

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nate Adams Jan 15.

BPI's Home Energy Auditing Standard Published as ANSI Standard

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) is proud to announce that BPI-1100-T-2014: Home Energy Auditing Standard has been published as an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard.…Continue

Tags: Energy, Audit, Home, 1100, BPI

Started Dec 22, 2014

 

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Ben Jacobs replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Have you heard!? BPI's BSP Certificate Approved as Home Energy Score Prerequisite!
"I am very pleased to see the collaboration between the Building Performance Institute (BPI) and the Department of Energy’s Home Energy Score program.  All people who work in this business know that “Retrofits” to improve home…"
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Stan Kuhn replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Have you heard!? BPI's BSP Certificate Approved as Home Energy Score Prerequisite in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"Mike, are there any statistics on the number of HES ratings performed, by all providers?"
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Mike Kandel added a discussion to the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
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Have you heard!? BPI's BSP Certificate Approved as Home Energy Score Prerequisite

The Building Performance Institute's Building Science Principles (BSP) Certificate of Knowledge has been approved by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as a minimum qualifying credential for candidates to take the Home Energy Score Assessor exam. To offer DOE's Home Energy Score to homeowners, Assessors must work directly with a Home Energy Score Partner and hold at least one minimum accepted credential, including BPI's Building Science Principles certificate, Building Analyst, Envelope…See More
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Mike Kandel posted a discussion

Have you heard!? BPI's BSP Certificate Approved as Home Energy Score Prerequisite!

The Building Performance Institute's Building Science Principles (BSP) Certificate of Knowledge has been approved by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as a minimum qualifying credential for candidates to take the Home Energy Score Assessor exam. To offer DOE's Home Energy Score to homeowners, Assessors must work directly with a Home Energy Score Partner and hold at least one minimum accepted credential, including BPI's Building Science Principles certificate, Building Analyst, Envelope…See More
Wednesday
Mike Kandel commented on Macie Melendez's blog post Point-of-Sale Energy Efficient Financing
"BPI GoldStar Contractors can take immediate advantage of PowerSaver financing as the Building Performance Institute has already added PowerSaver to it's services. Click here to learn more about BPI's lender partnerships and how…"
Feb 10
Mike Kandel posted a discussion

Have you heard!? BPI's Building Science Principles Certificate of Knowledge exam and Reference Guide are now available in Spanish!

"BPI recognizes that there are many Spanish speaking professionals in the home performance industry, or looking to develop their careers here," says BPI CEO Larry Zarker. "The Spanish BSP offers members of the Hispanic community across the nation an opportunity to not only learn whole-house building science, but also to earn this certificate of knowledge that will help them take critical steps toward a career in the building trades." Click here to read the press release:…See More
Jan 19
Mike Kandel added a discussion to the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
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Have you heard!? BPI's Building Science Principles Certificate of Knowledge exam and Reference Guide are now available in Spanish!

"BPI recognizes that there are many Spanish speaking professionals in the home performance industry, or looking to develop their careers here," says BPI CEO Larry Zarker. "The Spanish BSP offers members of the Hispanic community across the nation an opportunity to not only learn whole-house building science, but also to earn this certificate of knowledge that will help them take critical steps toward a career in the building trades." Click here to read the press release:…See More
Jan 19
Nate Adams replied to Mike Kandel's discussion BPI Energy Auditors Carry the Banner for Dominion East Ohio's Highly Successful Energy Efficiency Program
"I agree with all of your characterizations except for blaming the guys for taking the job. In Dominion's case, they trained new people, so they weren't already BPI certified. They were just looking for a job. They only had 4 hours to…"
Jan 15
tedkidd replied to Mike Kandel's discussion BPI Energy Auditors Carry the Banner for Dominion East Ohio's Highly Successful Energy Efficiency Program
"Hmmm. That's disappointing. I'm going to point out how incredibly lame your thinking is, then give you a pass because it's usually better.  You would "blame" people who who live on the verge of poverty for taking jobs…"
Jan 15
Al Tibbs replied to Mike Kandel's discussion BPI Energy Auditors Carry the Banner for Dominion East Ohio's Highly Successful Energy Efficiency Program
"The rate of pay that these BPI Certified auditors are paid is what leads to poor performance in these programs. I suspect that somehow, someone involved is getting govt. money. From what I have witnessed and information I have combed through from…"
Jan 15
Nate Adams replied to Mike Kandel's discussion BPI Energy Auditors Carry the Banner for Dominion East Ohio's Highly Successful Energy Efficiency Program
"Mary, boy did you hit the nail on the head. I was their number one shell practitioner in 2011 and 2012. If they didn't have prior bills from someone who just moved in, I routinely saw savings projections that were more than the previous…"
Jan 12
Nate Adams replied to Mike Kandel's discussion BPI Energy Auditors Carry the Banner for Dominion East Ohio's Highly Successful Energy Efficiency Program
"How do we define success? If it's by rebates, then absolutely. If we judge by energy saved, this program is likely a fail. My company, Energy Smart, was their number one shell contractor, we got a Century Club Award in 2012 for doing 133 jobs…"
Jan 12
tedkidd replied to Mike Kandel's discussion BPI Energy Auditors Carry the Banner for Dominion East Ohio's Highly Successful Energy Efficiency Program in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"How are we defining success in Home Performance? Audits performed? Incentives paid to consumers for prescriptive measures that fail to deliver?  What ever happened to energy saved? I thought THAT was an important metric, guess it's…"
Jan 12
Nate Adams replied to Mike Kandel's discussion BPI Energy Auditors Carry the Banner for Dominion East Ohio's Highly Successful Energy Efficiency Program in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"How do we define success? If it's by rebates, then absolutely. If we judge by energy saved, this program is likely a fail. My company, Energy Smart, was their number one shell contractor, we got a Century Club Award in 2012 for doing 133 jobs…"
Jan 12
Mary Venable replied to Mike Kandel's discussion BPI Energy Auditors Carry the Banner for Dominion East Ohio's Highly Successful Energy Efficiency Program
"Ugh, I was trying to edit my previous comment without success...I wanted to add that this article is directed at a general readership and not the industry.  Perhaps the program has come up with some solutions for previous problems, and if so, I…"
Jan 8
Mary Venable replied to Mike Kandel's discussion BPI Energy Auditors Carry the Banner for Dominion East Ohio's Highly Successful Energy Efficiency Program
"I was hoping to read that this program had come up with innovative approaches to the problems EE programs have faced, such as overpromising savings and poor compensation for practitioners.  This article could have been written 5 years ago. "
Jan 8

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At 3:42am on August 30, 2014, Rocky Snider said…

Hey Mike 

My name is Rocky Snider and I would like to know which Certificate I need first. I am a 28 year experience maintenance man that stated the Handyman-Hotline 3 years ago. I am licensed HVAC and a pretty good plumber but not really a regular type contractor. I only do repair work. One area very overlooked is duct work installations. They all suck. Really. While not every home in my area needs a new unit, they do need duct work repair and maintenance. Especially in moist humid crawl spaces. Seen my fair share of spider crickets. Just looking for a new service to offer.

At 6:30am on June 25, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Mike,
Welcome to Home Energy Pros.

Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

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