Overview

The Standards Technical Committees (STCs) are composed of industry experts appointed by BPI’s Standards Management Team upon application and careful review to ensure that its membership is composed of participants from diverse interest categories and that its decisions are balanced, reflecting the views of all industry stakeholders.

Scope: Standardization activities include:

  • Assessment of residential buildings to improve the energy efficiency, limited aspects of building durability and occupant comfort, health and safety
  • Test methods
  • Material specifications
  • Installation of various energy conservation and energy efficiency measures to the building envelope and building systems
  • Application standards for these measures
  • Verification and commissioning of building envelope and building systems
  • Other ancillary standards that might be needed to support these activities, including data collection/analysis/reporting and on-site energy (solar, wind, fuel cells, combined heat and power)

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Chair: Rebecca Olson, Neighborhood Energy Connection, User

Current Membership:

  • Chris Baker, Arizona Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, Industry
  • Jonathan Ballew, Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services, User
  • Ross Dillon, Consultant, General
  • Steve Getz, Consultant, General
  • Carlos Green, Tri-Star Home Performance, User
  • Rick Hall, Building Science Professional Training, User
  • Luis Hernandez, Gaia Sharbel Energy Contracting, Industry
  • Kevin Knight, Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, Industry
  • Rich Manning, Energy Master & Environmental Solutions, Industry
  • Zach Merrin, University of Illinois – Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, General
  • Rebecca Olson, Neighborhood Energy Connection, User
  • Kevin Powell, Redhorse Corporation, General
  • James Tenhundfeld, Consultant, General
  • Brad Turner, Southface Energy Institute, General
  • Mary Venable, SolarEnvi, Industry
  • Frank Wickstead, ICF International, Industry
  • Ted Williams, American Gas Association, User

Chair: Don Hynek, Wisconsin Division of Energy Services

Current Membership:

  • Scott Blunk, TRC Solutions, Industry
  • Andrew Brooks, Association for Energy Affordability, General
  • Amy Dryden, Build it Green, User
  • Matthew Flowers, Lockheed Martin Energy, Industry
  • Jerritt Gluck, Bonded Building & Engineering, Industry
  • Yigit Guctas, L & S Energy Services, Inc., User
  • William Kraus, Washington State Department of Commerce, General
  • Scott Kreuter, RISE Engineering , General
  • Mike Maroney, TRC Solutions, General
  • J.R. McGowan, City of Portland, Planning & Urban Development, General
  • Joe Medosch, Energy & Environmental Consulting, User
  • Harry Oakley, New Ecology Inc., Industry
  • Clint Shireman, Knauf Insulation, Industry
  • Christopher Steinhoff, Elevate Energy, User
  • Andy Wildenberg, E3 Power, User

Chair: Rhonda Lowe, Lucid Building Solutions, General

Current Membership:

  • Ryan Bennett, Everblue, Industry
  • Jonathan Bluey, Association for Energy Affordability, Industry
  • Michael Bowman, Dunedin Refrigeration, User
  • James Cavallo, Midwest Energy Performance, User
  • Troy Cucchiara, Mortgage Finance Authority, General
  • Bruce Harley, Bruce Harley Energy Consulting, LLC, Industry
  • Ernest Hodgson, NC Weatherization Assistance Program, General
  • Art Pakatar, Stonehenge Associates, User
  • Ben Polly, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, General
  • Glen Salas, Siminson Management Services, User
  • Matthew Stefnik, Matthews Energy Services, User
Standards Technical Committee Working Groups

Current standards activities are organized by the specific Working Groups and represent the ongoing needs of the industry.

For Working Group member contact information, please submit a request to standards@bpi.org. If you are interested in participating in the STC working groups, please submit a completed Subject Matter Experts Information Form or contact standards@bpi.org.

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Scope: Requirements for the energy performance of air distribution systems in residential buildings, including requirements for typical air distribution energy performance applications and also applied to other locations that are similar. The energy performance measures are designed to reduce heat transfer and air leakage of the air distribution system.

Chair: John Krigger, Saturn Resource Management

Current Membership:

  • David Butler, Optimal Building Systems, LLC
  • Bob Davis, Ecotope
  • Bill Day, William Day Co.
  • Charles Fritsch, Association for Energy Affordability
  • Charles Goldate, EAM Associates, Inc.
  • Joseph Hagen, Finger Lakes Home Performance Training Center
  • Ed Janowiak, Eastern Heating and Cooling Council
  • Joel Key, AIRMAKERS Heating and Air-Conditioning
  • Michelle Knaszak, GreenHomes America
  • John Krigger, Saturn Resource Management
  • Paul Raymer, Heyoka Solutions
  • Sydney Roberts, Southface Energy Institute
  • Deacon Taylor, WellHome
  • Tom Vitale, En-Tech Associates, Inc.

Scope: Requirements for a residential building quality assurance inspection of relevant installed measures, including requirements to confirm that the retrofit measures have been installed in accordance with the work scope and applicable standards for material, installation and application.

Chair: Casey Murphy, ICF International

Current Membership:

  • Dave Beaulieu, Conservation Services Group
  • Bill Bertier, Wellhome
  • Robert Bolus, Coastal Training Consultants and Inspectors
  • Frank Bovio, HP contractor
  • Jim Cleveland, Honeywell International, Inc.
  • Stephen Crouch, Johns Manville
  • Daniel Cwik, Sencon Incorporated
  • Bob Davis, Ecotope
  • Wes Davis, Air Conditioning Contractors of America
  • Kim Devoe, City of Fort Collins
  • Robert Devries, Nu-Wool, Inc.
  • Mike DeWein, The Alliance to Save Energy
  • Greg Domel, Midwest Energy Audits
  • Pat Dundon, The Insulation Man
  • Michael Dunseith, Green Jobs Training Center
  • Chris Fennell, Building Insight LLC
  • Tom Fitzpatrick, Texas Home Energy Rating Organization
  • Jerone Gagliano, Performance Systems Development
  • Neal Gale, Honeywell International, Inc.
  • Charlie Gohman, Arizona Home Performance with Energy Star
  • Rob Hammon, ConSol
  • Kevin Hanlon, Horizon Residential Energy Services NH, LLC
  • Gavin Hastings, APS
  • Julie Humes, Lennox
  • Tom Hurley, KFl Energy Services
  • Rob Jones, Green CAT Services
  • CT Loyd, Texas Home Energy Rating Organization
  • Steve Luxton, CMC Energy Services
  • Bruce Manclark, Delta-T, Inc.
  • Joe Marco, GoodCents Concepts, Inc.
  • James McGarvey, Apple Blossom Insulators, Inc.
  • Tom Meyer, Praxis Green, Inc.
  • Mike Montaldi, Buffalo Energy, Inc.
  • Courtney Moriarta, SRA International
  • Mark Rixson, Green CAT Services
  • Bill Rogel, WF Rogel LLC
  • Jason Scheurer, Living Green Homes, Inc.
  • Mickey Souza, RHA, Inc.
  • Tamasin Sterner, Pure Energy Coach LLC
  • Deacon Taylor, WellHome
  • Holly Todd, Consultant
  • Ken Tohinaka, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
  • Tom Vitale, Oak Hill Building and Remodeling
  • Ed Voytovich, Building Efficiency Resources
  • David Willson, Advanced Home Performance

Scope: Requirements for installation of various envelope insulation applications used with the appropriate installation and material standards.

Chair: Robert DeVries, NuWool Company

Current Membership:

  • Bohdan Boyko, GreenFiber
  • John Carre, Contractor
  • Charles Cottrell, NAIMA
  • Laverne Dalgleish, Building Professionals
  • Bob DeVries, Nu-Wool, Inc.
  • Jim Fitzgerald, Center for Energy Efficiency
  • John Krigger, Saturn Resource Management
  • Dan Lea, Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association
  • David Ober, Green Fiber
  • Tom Ponder, CertainTeed, Inc.
  • John Brooks Smith, Johns Manville
  • Dwight Shuler, Owens Corning
  • David Weitz, Conservation Services Group

Scope: Requirements for typical air leakage control energy applications and also applied to other situations that are similar; used with the appropriate installation standards and material standards referenced herein (e.g., American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) standards).

Chair: Joe Lloyd, Sparhawk Group

Current Membership:

  • Bohdan Boyko, GreenFiber
  • Paul Button, Energy Audits Unlimited LLC
  • Michael Blasnik, M Blasnik and Associates
  • Jim Coler, Coler Natural Insulation
  • Anthony Cox, Community Housing Partners
  • John Davies, Opportunity Council
  • Robert Devries, Nu-Wool, Inc.
  • Patrick Dundon, The Insulation Man
  • Michael Dunseith, Green Jobs Training Center
  • Jim Fitzgerald, Center for Energy Efficiency
  • Dan Hartman, Indiana Community Action Association
  • Teresa Tsalaky, Home Pro Hero
  • R. Jones, GreenCAT Services, Inc.
  • Dick Kornbluth, GreenHomes America, Inc.
  • Michelle Knaszak, GreenHomes America, Inc.
  • Joe Lstiburek, Building Science Corporation
  • Joe Marco, GoodCents Concepts, Inc.
  • Dawn Moody, Energy Coordinating Agency
  • Matt Redmond, NYSDWA (New York State Weatherization Directors Association)
  • Bill Rose, Building Research Council at Illinois
  • Jim Singer, Continuum Energy Solutions
  • John Tooley, Advanced Energy
  • Teresa Tsalaky, Home Pro Hero
  • Keith Williams, Building Services & Consultant LLC

Scope: Requirements for an XML standard data transfer protocol used to transfer any home performance-related data between parties in a home performance program, (i.e., contractors, program administrators, utilities, DOE and EPA); Requirements for prescribed fields for collecting data and the minimum measurement description collection criteria.

Chair: Julie Caracino, Home Performance Coalition

Current Membership:

  • David Alspector, Navigant
  • Rich Andrulis, Performance Systems Development
  • Kyle Archie, CLEAResult
  • JJ Augenbraun, EnergySavvy
  • Chris Baker, Arizona Public Service
  • David Bednarski, Energy Web Solutions
  • Dan Chartier, Hancock Software
  • Glenn Dickey, SRA International
  • Jeff Farlow, Pentair
  • Brandon Gallagher, Renovate America
  • Torsten Glidden, Build It Green
  • Kelly Hedges, ICF International
  • David Heslam, Earth Advantage
  • Rob Hitchcock, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Dale Hoffmeyer, Department of Energy
  • Rebecca Hudson, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Ely Jacobsohn, Department of Energy
  • Chris Jones, Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance
  • Bill Keating, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
  • Ted Kidd, One Knob Consulting
  • Chris Lane, ICF International
  • Mark Lane, Energy Design Systems
  • Robin LeBaron, Pearl Home Certification
  • Gamaliel Lodge, OptiMiser
  • Paul Matthew, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Ryan Moore, OptiMiser
  • Kevin Powell, Red Horse Corporation
  • Alice Rosenberg, Consortium for Energy Efficiency
  • Terry Rother, Salt River Project
  • Adam Stenftenagel, Snugg Home
  • Liz Visconti, EnergySavvy

Scope: Revision to Technical Standards for the Building Analyst Professional: 1. To update typical R-values per inch for insulation; 2. To revise the table of Effective R-values for Batt Insulation.

Chair: Darrell K. Winters, NAIMA

Current Membership:

  • John Manz, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Penn State
  • Sydney Roberts, Southface Institute
  • Tom Rooney, TRC Energy Services
  • John Brooks Smith, Johns Manville
  • Chandler Von Schrader, EPA (ret.)

Scope: This standard practice defines the procedures for conducting a building-science-based evaluation of existing detached single-family dwellings and townhouses that have independent mechanical systems for each dwelling unit (heating, cooling, water heating, and ventilation); direct access to outdoors for each dwelling unit; and were designed to have continuous party walls with no penetrations to adjacent units, with such party walls extending from ground to roof where the dwelling unit is attached to one or more adjacent single-family dwelling units.

The evaluation will address energy usage, and limited aspects of building durability and occupant health and safety. The evaluation will provide a comprehensive scope of work to improve the home and will include a cost-benefit analysis.

This standard parallels BPI-1100-T Home Energy Audit Standard. While BPI-1100-T provides guidance on what needs to be done, this standard will provide specific procedures regarding how to do it.

Chair: Darlene Welch, BPI

Current Membership:

  • D. Jensen Adams, Metropolitan Energy Center
  • Dave Daly, Home Energy Medics, LLC
  • Teri Davis, Certain Teed Insulation Group
  • Scott Donelson, Home Energy Medics
  • Dan Dunne, CAZ Energy Audits LLC
  • Jim Fitzgerald, Center for Energy Efficiency
  • Asa Foss, US Green Building Council BC
  • Hap Haven, US Green Home
  • Luis Hernandez, Sweet Renovations
  • Damian Hodkinson, True Energy Solutions, Inc.
  • David Hutchins, Conservation Services Group
  • Courtney Moriarta, SRA International
  • Paul Raymer, Heyoka Solutions
  • Mary Venable, SolarEnvi
  • Andy Wahl, AC Home Performance
  • Larry Brand, Gas Technology Institute
  • John Ackerly, Alliance for Green Heat
  • John Crouch, Hearth, Patio & Barbeque Association
  • Jim Davis, National Comfort Institute
  • John Dupree, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Ashley Eldridge, National Chimney Sweep Guild
  • Don Fugler, Consultant
  • Mark Hutchins, Conservation Services Group
  • Neil Leslie, Gas Technology Institute
  • Les Lazareck, Home Energy Connection
  • Casey Murphy, ICF International
  • John Neal, Association for Energy Affordability - CA
  • Jeremy O'Brien, BPI
  • Mike O'Rourke, Wilkening Fireplace
  • Rod Tinnemore, Washington State Dept. of Ecology
  • Rick Vlahos, Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Education Foundation
  • Ted Williams, American Gas Association
  • Iain Walker, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Kris Knutson, Build it Green
  • Jeff Allcroft, George Mason University
  • Terry Clausing, Drysdale & Associates
  • Robert DeVries, NuWool Company
  • Amy Dryden, Build It Green
  • Paul Francisco, University of Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
  • Bruce Helft, California Energy Commission
  • Paul Keyes, Victory Energy Solutions
  • Rich Manning, Energy Master & Environmental Solutions
  • Rebecca Olson, Neighborhood Energy Connection
  • Joe Rose, Propane Gas Association of New England
  • Jack Starr, Wesson Energy Inc.

Scope: Procedures and requirements for the installation of medium density closed cell spray polyurethane foam rigid cellular plastic to produce a material that is equivalent to the material produced by the manufacturer when the material was tested, whether installed on a building site or in a prefabrication (manufacturing) facility. These requirements include obligations for the manufacturer, the contractor and the installer including confirmation of the material on site, installation, quality control, documentation of the installation, limitations for the installation, site safety and disposal of associated waste.

Chair: Charles Scholl, Standard Insulating Co.

Current Membership:

  • Doug Anderson, US EPA
  • Larry Ash, United Thermal Systems
  • Chris Braddock, Spray Foam Coalition, Center for the Polyurethanes Ind
  • Mark H. Brandt, Premium Spray Products, Inc.
  • L. Terry Clausing, Drysdale & Associates, Inc.
  • Laverne Dalgleish, Building Professionals
  • Paul Duffy, Icynene
  • Rick Duncan, Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance
  • Pat Dundon, The Insulation Man
  • Kristen Lewis, FOMO (parent company of ComfortRx)
  • Kurt Riesenberg, Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance

Scope: Identify the minimum set of data elements for a standard certificate that documents the results of a whole house energy upgrade (HEU). The set of data elements required for inclusion in the certificate will provide a clear, easy-to-understand description of the HEU, including information about major energy conservation measures and related improvements implemented, as well predicted energy savings and other relevant information.

Chair: Julie Caracino, Home Performance Coalition

Current Membership:

  • Cynthia Adams, Pearl Home Certification
  • Sandy Adomatis, Appraiser
  • John Beldock, EcoBroker
  • Amy Beley, Consultant
  • Pamela Brookstein, Elevate Energy
  • Jacob Corvidae, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Jeremy Crawford, Real Estate Standards Organization
  • Lisa Diffenback, CLEAResult
  • Craig Foley, Realtor
  • Michelle Foster, Home Innovation Research Labs
  • Bill Garber, Appraisal Institute
  • Joan Glickman, Department of Energy
  • Betsy Hanson, Council of MLS
  • Butch Hayes, CJ Brown Energy
  • Ely Jacobsohn, Department of Energy
  • Radhika Lalit, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Rob Larson, California Regional Multiple Listing Services
  • Robin LeBaron, Pearl Home Certification
  • Kim Lenihan, NYSERDA
  • David Meyers, Build it Green
  • Casey Murphy, ICF Consulting
  • Deborah Philbrick, Elevate Energy
  • Kevin Powell, Red Horse Corporation
  • Dave Roberts, NREL
  • John Rosshirt, Stanberry & Associates
  • Maddy Salzman , Department of Energy
  • Carolyn Sarno Goldthwaite, NEEP
  • Greg Slater, Nest Realty
  • Amanda Stinton, National Association of Realtors
  • Laura Stukel, Consultant
  • John Shipman, Build it Green
  • Taylor Watkins, Comcast

Scope: Defines the criteria for conducting a whole building, building-science-based evaluation of multifamily buildings, including an evaluation of the residential units, common area public spaces and all central building systems affecting energy use in the residential space. The audit will address energy usage, durability and occupant health/safety, will provide a comprehensive scope of work to improve the building, and will include a cost-benefit analysis of all proposed measures.

Chair: Andrew Brooks, Association for Energy Affordability

Current Membership:

  • Dan Auer, King County Housing Authority Weatherization Program
  • Clifford Babson, Four Points Energy Solutions
  • Terry Brennan, Camroden Associates
  • Andrew Brooks, Association for Energy Affordability
  • Dan Cogan, Taitem Engineering
  • Nick Dirr, Association for Energy Affordability
  • David Epley, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc
  • Jerone Gagliano, Performance Systems Development
  • Colin Genge, Retrotec, Inc
  • Larry Harmon, Air Barrier Solutions David Epley
  • Phil Hull, New River Center for Energy Research & Training (NRCERT)
  • John Krigger, Saturn Resource Management Inc.
  • Ted Leopkey, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Sunshine Mathon, Foundation Communities
  • Ryan Merkin, Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
  • Courtney Moriarta, SRA International
  • Asit Patel, ANP Energy Consulting
  • Nehemiah Stone, Benningfield Group Inc.
  • Frank Wickstead, ICF International

Scope: This standard practice applies to all residential building types and defines the criteria and processes for operating the building or complex for optimal energy and resource efficiency, effective occupant health and safety, and long-term facility durability.

This standard will incorporate new technology and recent improvements in best practices and protocols that can significantly improve energy effectiveness, indoor air quality and overall building durability for a wide variety of residential building types across all U.S. regions and climates.

Chair: Adam Romano, Association for Energy Affordability

Current Membership:

  • Mina Agarabi, Consultant
  • Tim Cole, Home Comfort Insulation, Inc.
  • Paul Flor, Raritan Valley Community College
  • Charles Fritsch, Association for Energy Affordability
  • Peter Grech, Superintendent Technical Association
  • Kevin Grothe, Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties
  • Joe Hall, Joe Hall Energy Consulting LLC
  • Luis Hernandez, Gaia Sharbel Energy Contracting
  • Dale Hoffman, Elevate Energy
  • Matthew Holden, Sparhawk Group
  • Thomas Holmes, Consultant
  • Matthew Jones, TRC Energy
  • Evan Langhorst, Cleveland Housing Network
  • Dominique Lempereur, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
  • Gene Kastner, Douglas Elliman Property Managment
  • Kuljit Khunkhun, Eiamia Construction
  • Andy Padian, Community Preservation
  • Philip Pointon, On Point Green Energy Consulting, LLC
  • Mark Yuschak, Association for Energy Affordability

Scope: This standard will define a uniform set of terms, definitions and categories pertaining to residential buildings including the physical characteristics of the building; the building's energy sources, consumption, and cost; characteristics of the building's systems; ownership, financing, and management structures; occupancy categories, and types of available programs as they relate to the other categories. The scope of this standard is restricted to buildings that have a minimum of one "unit" designed for residential use. Buildings that are used exclusively for commercial, industrial or other non-residential purposes are not within the scope of this standard.

The industry does not have a clear set of definitions of the various classes of residential buildings, nor does it have a clear "line-in-the-sand" between a single-family building and a multifamily building. This standard will provide practitioners trying to benchmark, audit, maintain, operate, and improve residential buildings with terminology that is more descriptive and more standardized. A standard set of terms that capture key performance characteristics of residential buildings will assist practitioners in appropriately describing these structures.

Chair: Casey Murphy, ICF International

Current Membership:

  • Leatrice Campbell, Labor 'N Resources, Inc.
  • Joan Connolly, Green Building Chic
  • Andy Corral, Elysian Energy
  • Dan Gwiazdon, Energy Conservation Pros, Inc.
  • Griffin Hagle, Richard Heath & Associates
  • Allan Levandowski, College of Lake County
  • Robin LeBaron, National Home Performance Council
  • CT Loyd, Texas Home Energy Rating Organization
  • Jamie Marshall, Corporation for Appalachian Development
  • Ray McGowan, National Fenestration Rating Council
  • Jamie McKenzie, ICF International
  • Jeff Patterson, North Georgia Community Action
  • Philip Pointon, On Point Green Energy Consulting, LLC
  • Chris Robinson, Orange Energy Solutions
  • Ruth Scoles, Elysian Energy
  • Matthew Stefnik, Matthews Energy Services
  • Robert Taylor, Matthews Energy Services

Scope: This standard practice applies to all residential building types and defines the criteria and processes for operating the building or complex for optimal energy and resource efficiency, effective occupant health and safety, and long-term facility durability.

This standard will incorporate new technology and recent improvements in best practices and protocols that can significantly improve energy effectiveness, indoor air quality and overall building durability for a wide variety of residential building types across all U.S. regions and climates.

Chair: Adam Romano, Association for Energy Affordability

Current Membership:

  • Mina Agarabi, Consultant
  • Tim Cole, Home Comfort Insulation, Inc.
  • Paul Flor, Raritan Valley Community College
  • Charles Fritsch, Association for Energy Affordability
  • Peter Grech, Superintendent Technical Association
  • Kevin Grothe, Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties
  • Joe Hall, Joe Hall Energy Consulting LLC
  • Luis Hernandez, Gaia Sharbel Energy Contracting
  • Dale Hoffman, Elevate Energy
  • Matthew Holden, Sparhawk Group
  • Thomas Holmes, Consultant
  • Matthew Jones, TRC Energy
  • Evan Langhorst, Cleveland Housing Network
  • Dominique Lempereur, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
  • Gene Kastner, Douglas Elliman Property Managment
  • Kuljit Khunkhun, Eiamia Construction
  • Andy Padian, Community Preservation
  • Philip Pointon, On Point Green Energy Consulting, LLC
  • Mark Yuschak, Association for Energy Affordability