Public programs that offer financial incentives for homeowners to improve energy efficiency must ensure that real improvements have been achieved.
When you choose BPI standards for contractor development, your entire workforce is following the same protocols. That lets you compare results between regions and accurately measure your program’s success. You can also compare your results with those of your peers across the country, because more than 120 programs across the US are already using BPI as the foundation of their programs.
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 homeowner annual utility bills by as much as 20% or more1.
1 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Energy, Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Brochure, EPA 430-F-09-001 January 2009, http://www.energystar.gov/ia/partners/reps/pt_reps_home_performance/HPwESSampleBrochure.pdf