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: 334
Latest Activity: May 18

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

Available in Spanish: BPI's Building Science Principles (BSP) Reference Guide and Exam

Started by Quinn Korzeniecki May 18. 0 Replies

¿Sabías? Did you know? The BPI Building Science Principles (BSP) Reference Guide and exam are both available en Español! There is a completely separate…Continue

Tags: spanish, espanol, bsp

BPI CEO Larry Zarker's Review of "The Home Comfort Book" in Healthy Indoors Magazine

Started by Quinn Korzeniecki. Last reply by tedkidd Apr 19. 1 Reply

In addition to information on hurricane disaster recovery, duct cleaning, IAQ for renovations, and more, the March edition of Healthy Indoors Magazine includes BPI CEO Larry Zarker's review of The…Continue

Tags: indoors, magazine, healthy, bpi, larry

BPI's April Newsletter and Stump the Chump Challenge

Started by Quinn Korzeniecki Apr 11. 0 Replies

April (snow) showers bring May flowers, right? It's time for BPI's April newsletter! This edition includes an update on BPI Certified Professionals' participation in the #FacesofEE campaign; a save…Continue

Tags: newsletter, chump, the, stump, bpi

BPI Announces Recipients of the 2018 Jon Siemen Memorial Scholarship

Started by Quinn Korzeniecki Apr 3. 0 Replies

BPI is excited to announce the recipients of the 2018 Jon Siemen Memorial Scholarship. Congratulations to Ronald Duffy of Florida, Lance Gast of Florida, Patrick McMahon of Washington State, and…Continue

BPI Jobs Pages: 36 Openings in 17 States

Started by Quinn Korzeniecki Mar 20. 0 Replies

Are you a BPI Certified Professional looking for a job in home performance or weatherization? Look no further than BPI's Jobs Pages! We currently have 36 positions listed from 17 states, like NY, MA,…Continue

Tags: efficiency, ee, energy, pages, jobs

BPI Product Listing Highlight: Retrotec Products

Started by Quinn Korzeniecki Mar 7. 0 Replies

BPI's Product Listing Program identifies leading industry products and materials that meet home performance industry standards for energy upgrades to the home. There are currently 28 products…Continue

Tags: door, blower, retrotec, bpi

BPI's February Newsletter and Stump the Chump Challenge

Started by Quinn Korzeniecki Feb 8. 0 Replies

BPI's February newsletter is now live. Check it out to learn more about: how to give your business an edge over the competition with Pearl Certification; what BPI's Job Pages are and how you can use…Continue

Tags: chump, the, stump, newsletter, bpi

BPI to Host Retreat for Stakeholders on February 12th

Started by Quinn Korzeniecki Jan 18. 0 Replies

BPI will be hosting a retreat for BPI GoldStar Contractors, Test Centers, Proctors, and Certified Professionals the day before HPC NY in Saratoga Springs, on February 12th, from 12-4pm.Check your…Continue

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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

BPI's January Newsletter and Stump the Chump

Started by Quinn Korzeniecki Jan 10. 0 Replies

Happy 2018! BPI's first newsletter of the new year is now live. The January edition includes a review of BPI's happenings in 2017, information on upcoming conferences (one in our neck of the woods in…Continue

Tags: newsletter, chump, the, stump, bpi

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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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