BPI is partnering with the Better Business Bureau to educate consumers on home performance energy upgrades. In conjunction with BBB's education initiative, BPI is also launching a targeted consumer…Continue
If you haven't seen it already, BPI has some important information posted on their website regarding upcoming changes to BPI certification exams. Existing topics are being upgraded and new topics are…Continue
During the winter months, it’s not uncommon to see articles about the benefits of home energy audits, especially as a solution to controlling energy bills while maintaining thermal comfort.
But home energy audits serve another purpose year-round: saving lives.
During a home energy audit, a Building Performance Institute (BPI) certified professional uses building science principles and diagnostic testing to solve heating, cooling, and air leakage…Continue
We recently received a phone call from a contractor in Collier County, FL about the blower door test requirement in his state. We’ve been covering this topic for a while, with the previous update coming from the Building Officials Association of Florida (BOAF). At that time, BOAF had made a statement that individuals…Continue
Starting February 8, 2016, the Michigan Energy Code will adopt the 2015 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (2015 IECC) with "amendments, deletions, and additions deemed necessary for use in Michigan." The state will be skipping the 2012 IECC, thereby increasing the energy efficiency requirements of its homes by 10-12%.
What is the 2015 IECC?
State building codes exist to provide a standard set of guidelines for all builders,…Continue
The North Carolina Building Performance Association (NCBPA) worked with the Energy and Environmental Assistance Office of UNC Charlotte’s Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) to collect and analyze data on the impact of energy-efficient, high-performance home and building projects across NC.
Ryan Miller, the NCBPA founder and executive director, indicated that he wanted to collect this data to back up NC’s reputation as a top five state for energy efficiency and home…Continue