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: 332
Latest Activity: on Wednesday

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

Rebates and Incentives: Illinois

Started by Quinn Korzeniecki on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Curious about home performance incentives and rebates available in your area? Check out this BPI blog post by the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) on special financing options specific to…Continue

Tags: performance, home, illinois, rebates, incentives

Technical Blog Post: Installing Air Sealing and Insulation in Attics

Started by Quinn Korzeniecki Sep 28. 0 Replies

Jason Scheurer of BEST-Techs Contracting in Orange County, CA, BPI Building Analyst with four other BPI certifications, contributed this week's blog post on his personal step-by-step process of…Continue

Tags: blog

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

Tags: bpi, website

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

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Comment by Paul Raymer on September 13, 2011 at 5:19pm
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)
Comment by A. Tamasin Sterner on March 7, 2011 at 12:49pm
Isn't it great that these terms: home performance contracting, energy audits, ratings, certification, team approach, leads, sales, marketing, money...  are out there big time in webinars and presentations as more and more contractors and providers are getting with this industry.  Let's not lose site of this:  PEOPLE use energy, not houses.  Yes, we want to close deals to get the work done.  And, we want to assist our customers in getting what THEY want.  We remember to Listen and Love our customers.
Comment by A. Tamasin Sterner on March 4, 2011 at 8:42am
To answer zenmastermeg, we have many different brands and models, but we've settled mostly on Testo combustion analyzers with flexible probes and printers; Sensit combustible gas leak detectors with ppm on display; and ToxiRae "personal" CO alarms.
Comment by A. Tamasin Sterner on March 2, 2011 at 1:18pm
Heard it from the 'horse's mouth':  For any of you wanting to confirm that "System Airflow" in the BPI Heating Professional Standards means "actual as tested system airflow" and not the rated air flow on the air handler fan or nameplate, the answer is "actual".  There has been discussion about this.  Some were told to use the listed CFM.  We always test, and wanted to be sure ya'll knew the same. Test On!
Comment by Andrew McDowell on February 16, 2011 at 1:40pm

Tamasin,

 

I'm using both a static pressure probe and the Testo 327 combustion analyzer (draft function) and the readings are very close to each other.

Comment by A. Tamasin Sterner on December 7, 2010 at 6:11pm
I sure would love to know what type of probe folks are using to measure draft pressure. Are you using a static pressure probe tip? Or a straight metal probe? How did you decide which probe to use? We found differences in pressure measurements between the two probes. You?
 

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