Monday, April 29, 2013

BPI Announces Release of 2012 Annual Report

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Malta, NY, April 29, 2013 - The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) announces the release of its 2012 Annual Report, detailing a year of productive work leading to several major milestones for the home performance credentialing and standards setting organization, and the industry as a whole.

  • BPI achieved American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accreditation as a certifying body under ISO 17024 for our Residential Building Envelope Whole House Air Leakage Control Installer (RBE-WHALCI) certification. 
  • BPI's Delta Standard (ANSI/BPI-2400-S-2012) was published as an ANSI standard.
  • The Home Energy Auditing Standard (BPI-1100-T-2012) was published as a BPI standard, and referenced in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) national Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals. 
  • BPI's total active certifications grew 11 percent in 2012, reaching a total of 35,145 active certifications in the home performance marketplace.
  • BPI's 585 accredited contracting companies are in 30 states and 10 regions, with the highest growth this year in the mid-west and south central regions of the U.S.
  • BPI's credentials or standards are now specified in 159 state, local or utility energy efficiency programs, a 25 percent increase over 2011.
  • To ensure the integrity of our certification exams, BPI implemented new testing and proctoring quality assurance (QA) procedures in January 2012. BPI also implemented a change in its relationship with training organizations to comply with ANSI protocols, transitioning them from training affiliates to BPI Test Centers.
  • In June 2012 BPI introduced the new Home Energy Professional certification pilot exams together with DOE and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. These advanced credentials for experienced professionals will roll out nationally in the summer of 2013.
  • In recognition of HVAC contractors' experience in the field, BPI created an alternative path for HVAC companies to earn BPI company accreditation. BPI signed alternate accreditation agreements with North American Technician Excellence (NATE), the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) and the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES).
  • Together with Home Energy magazine, BPI launched HVAC-2-HP, a quarterly e-newsletter focused on helping HVAC contractors expand their business model to include whole house home performance contracting.

 

New BPI Registered Color LogoAbout the Building Performance Institute 
BPI is the nation's premier building performance credentialing, quality assurance and standards setting organization. BPI develops technical standards using an open, transparent, consensus-based process built on sound building science. 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 

For more information on BPI, visit www.bpi.org.

  

Building Performance Institute, Inc.
107 Hermes Road, Suite 110
Malta, NY 12020
Phone: (877) 274-1274
Fax: (866) 777-1274
info@bpi.org 

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