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: on Thursday

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 

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

Started by Quinn Korzeniecki. Last reply by tedkidd on Thursday. 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

Tags: york, new, hpc, retreat, bpi

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

BPI Collects 84 Toys for Area Children through Toys for Tots

Started by Quinn Korzeniecki Dec 19, 2017. 0 Replies

BPI proudly participates in the Toys for Tots campaign. This year, we collected 84 toys, the most we’ve collected in a single year since beginning this annual tradition! With help from the generous…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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