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: 335
Latest Activity: Jul 23

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

BPI has a jobs section on their website!

Started by Diane Chojnowski. Last reply by Building Performance Institute Jan 11. 1 Reply

BPI now has a jobs section on their website! There you'll currently find 20 open positions from across the nation, seeking weatherization professionals, energy auditors , crew leaders , and more.…Continue

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

Started by Building Performance Institute Sep 12, 2017. 0 Replies

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

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

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

Let's Play Stump the Chump!

Started by Kirsten Richnavsky. Last reply by 13l00vab7zpxt Aug 17, 2015. 16 Replies

This month's mysterious stumper comes from Gregory Plet, BPI certified pro from Northeast Energy Conservation, Inc in Fairfield, New Jersey.Greg writes that one Friday he was doing a routine service…Continue

FREE BPI webinar: OSHA's Confined Spaces Rule Impacts Home Performance Workers

Started by Kirsten Richnavsky Jul 7, 2015. 0 Replies

Check out this FREE webinar BPI is hosting on OSHA's Confined Spaces Rule Impacts Home Performance Workers on July 14th at 3PM EST. OSHA has developed a new rule to protect workers in confined…Continue

Tags: Performance, Home, OSHA, BPI

Crawl spaces and attics: OSHA to implement new rule on confined spaces

Started by Kirsten Richnavsky Jun 19, 2015. 0 Replies

OSHA’s new rule designed to protect workers in confined spaces takes effect on August 3rd, 2015. Routine tasks like installing spray-foam insulation in attics or installing plumbing in a crawlspace…Continue

Tags: Attics, Spaces, Crawl, OHSA

Where Building Science Meets Healthy Homes

Started by Kirsten Richnavsky Jun 17, 2015. 0 Replies

BPI CEO Larry Zarker talks about the nexus between building science retrofits and healthy home interventions with REMODELING magazine, and how home performance upgrades are helping people live more…Continue

Tags: BPI

Breaking the link between unhealthy homes and unhealthy kids

Started by Kirsten Richnavsky May 21, 2015. 0 Replies

Listen in on IAQ Radio to a discussion on reducing the household triggers that cause asthmaattacks and other respiratory ailments through home performance interventions,with Larry Zarker from BPI and…Continue

Tags: GHHI, IAQ, BPI

New BPI Standard for Conducting Energy Audits Published as an ANSI Standard!

Started by Kirsten Richnavsky May 20, 2015. 0 Replies

The Standard Practice for Basic Analysis of Buildings defines the minimum criteria and specific procedures for building science-based residential energy audits and related diagnostic tests. The…Continue

Tags: BPI

BPI Announces Tony Woods Award Recipient and Hall of Fame Inductees

Started by Mike Kandel May 5, 2015. 0 Replies

BPI is proud to announce that Peter Troast of Energy Circle Pro has been awarded the 2015 Tony Woods Award for Excellence in Advancing the Home Performance Industry at ACI National in New…Continue

Tags: New, Orleans, Troast, Peter, Tony

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Comment by Victor Rols Lindsay on September 23, 2017 at 8:45pm

Does anyone know what/ how/ where in Ontario Canada to become BPI certified? The contact I have in Alberta does not run trainings very often if at all. Canada unfortunately is a non hot bed for EE

Cheers V.

Comment by Vernon House on October 29, 2015 at 3:48pm

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Thanks

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Comment by Corbett Lunsford on February 14, 2012 at 1:28pm

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 12:31pm

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 12:15pm

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 6:56am

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 8:31pm

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 11:33pm
Starting BPI Analyst on Monday. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Comment by Building Performance Institute on September 14, 2011 at 9:41am

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.

 

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Discussion Forum

BPI has a jobs section on their website!

Started by Diane Chojnowski. Last reply by Building Performance Institute Jan 11. 1 Reply

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

Started by Building Performance Institute Sep 12, 2017. 0 Replies

Let's Play Stump the Chump!

Started by Kirsten Richnavsky. Last reply by 13l00vab7zpxt Aug 17, 2015. 16 Replies

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