The Building Performance Institute (BPI)

BPI believes there is a need for a highly trained, skilled and professionalized residential energy efficiency retrofit and weatherization workforce.


Location: 
Malta, NY
Type: 
Education
Category: 
Green Building
Website: 
http://www.bpi.org/

BPI is a national standards development organization for residential energy efficiency and weatherization retrofit work. As an independent, not-for-profit organization, we bring together leading building science experts from across North America to develop our standards using a consensus-based methodology. Taking a holistic view, we ensure that all styles and ages of dwelling are included, and all climate zones are covered.

BPI makes an ongoing effort to grow the building performance industry by developing essential industry standards to enable quality and consistency by ensuring the entire home performance and weatherization workforce is following the same strict protocols – in every city and town, across each county, throughout each state and across the nation. BPI functions as a vital connection between companies, contractors and affiliates to develop a unified technology roadmap and tackles any impasses along the way.

Individuals that have been trained, tested and certified to BPI’s nationally recognized standards use the house-as-a-system approach to improving the performance of existing homes – an approach proven to reduce home owner annual utility bills by as much as 20% or more. That’s why BPI standards or equivalent are cited by the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program from the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as several state Weatherization Assistance Programs.

Through the Standards Technical Committee and its working groups and dozens of committed industry participants, the BPI Standards program maintains an unmatched reputation as a credible and flexible standards making body, and is accredited by the American National Standards Institute as an approved developer of American National Standards. Join BPI's efforts to address the critical trends of building performance technology innovation, industry best practices and regulatory reform.


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