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Working Group 1:
(BPI-3300-A) Air Distribution System Energy Performance Applications
Working Group 2:
(BPI-6300-S) Quality Assurance Inspection
Working Group 3:
(BPI-3200-A) Envelope Insulation Applications
Working Group 4:
(BPI-3100-A) Envelope Air Leakage Control Applications
Working Group 5:
(BPI-2100-S and BPI-2200-S) Home Performance-Related Data Collection and Data Transfer
Working Group 6:
(BPI-1101-S-2000) Updating of the BPI Building Analyst Standard
Working Group 7:
(BPI-1200-S) Basic Analysis of Buildings
Working Group 8:
(BPI-3203-I) Standard for Medium Density Closed Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam Rigid Cellular Plastic – Installation
Working Group 9:
(BPI-2101-S) Standard Requirements for a Certificate of Completion for Whole-House Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Working Group 10:
(BPI-1105-S) Standard Practice for Multifamily Building Energy Auditing
Working Group 12:
(BPI-1106-S) Standard Practice for Residential Energy Efficient Building Operation
Working Group 13:
(BPI-7100-S) Standard Classification of Residential Buildings Based on Building Science Principles (aka Residential Building Taxonomy Standard)
Standards Technical Committees

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)

Single Family STC

Chair: Rebecca Olson, Neighborhood Energy Connection, User

Current Membership:
Chris Baker, Foundation for Senior Living, User
Jonathan Ballew, Pure Energy Coach, User
Ross Dillon, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, General
Steve Getz, Northwest Colorado Council of Goverments, 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
Bill Kraus, Washington State Dept. of Commerce, General
Rich Manning, Energy Master & Environmental Solutions, Industry
Zach Merrin, University of Illinois – Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, General
Jeff Moore, FOMO, Industry
Rebecca Olson, Neighborhood Energy Connection, User
Kevin Powell, Redhorse Corporation, General
James Tenhundfeld, Everblue, General
Brad Turner, Southface Energy Institute, General
Mary Venable, SolarEnvi, Industry
Frank Wickstead, ICF International, Industry
Ted Williams, American Gas Association, User
Ex-Officio:
Chandler Von Shrader, U.S. EPA, General

Multifamily STC

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, CLEAResult, Industry
Jerritt Gluck, Bonded Building & Engineering, Industry
Yigit Guctas, L & S energy Service, Inc, User
Menachem Katz, NYSERDA, General
William Kraus, Washington State Dept 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

Data & Modeling Standards Technical Committee

Chair: Rhonda Lowe, Lucid Building Solutions, General

Current Membership:
Jonathan Bluey, CHP Energy Solution Research & Training, Industry
Michael Bowman, Dunedin Refrigeration, User
Troy Cucchiara, Mortgage Finance Authority, General
Bruce Harley, Conservation Services Group, 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

STC Working Groups

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


Working Group 1: (BPI-3300-A) Air Distribution System Energy Performance Applications

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.


Working Group 2: (BPI-6300-S) Quality Assurance Inspection

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


Working Group 3: (BPI-3200-A) Envelope Insulation Applications

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


Working Group 4: (BPI-3100-A) Envelope Air Leakage Control Applications

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


Working Group 5: (BPI-2100-S and BPI-2200-S) Home Performance-Related Data Collection and Data Transfer

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
Vice Chair: Noel Merket, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Current Membership:
Cynthia Adams, LEAP-VA
David Alspector, Navigant Consulting
Danielle Amasia, Hancock Software
Rich Andrulis, Performance Systems Development
Kyle Archie, CLEAResult
Michael Atkins, Cake Systems
Asher Atkinson, Energy Trust of Oregon
JJ, Augenbraun Energy Savvy
Ali Badiei, Independent Researcher
Chris Baker, Arizona Public Service HPwES
Eric Baller, Home Performance Consultant
Andy Bardwell, OptiMiser
David Bednarski, Energy Web Solutions
Ben Bixby, MyEnergy
Tom Bregman, Energize New York
Doug Brookman, Public Solutions
Scott Broten, ICFI
Chad Brustin, CLEAResult
Ben Bunker, ICFI
Byron Burns, Energy Logic
Robert Burns, Pivitol Energy Solutions
Drew Cameron, Energy Design Systems
Scott Case, Energy Savvy
James Cavallo, Midwest Energy Performance Analytics, Inc.
Dan Chartier, Hancock Software
Brian Christiansen, NORESCO
Scott Clark, Energy Trust of Oregon
Ryan Clemmer, Clean Energy Works Oregon
Timothy Cole, Home Comfort Insulation, Inc
Lex Crosett, CLEAResult
Sheila Daly, CLEAResult
Domenic DeLeo, Isaac Home Energy Performance
Pinal Desai, Energy Design Systems
Julie DeSeve, CLEAResult
Glenn Dickey, SRA International, Inc
Vikram Dighe, Energy Design Systems
Martyn Dodd, EnergySoft LLC
Philip Fairey, Energy Guage
Jeff Farlow, Pentair
Sandy Fazeli, National Association of State Energy Officals
Bob Fiorini, AREVS
Rodney Foth, Architectural Energy
Rodney Foth, NORESCO
Jeff Frieson, Snugg Home
Jerone Gagliano, Performance Systems Development
Brandon Gallagher, Cake Systems
Nancy Gamble, VEIC
Will Genge, Energy Savvy
Joan Glickman, US Department of Energy
Torsten Glidden, Build it Green
Charlie Gohman, Arizona Public Service
Aaron Goldfeder, Energy Savvy
Timothy Griesser, Snugg Home
Lee Guthman, GreenOhm
Matej Harangozo, GreeNEWit
Bruce Harley, Home Performance Consultant
Larry Hausman-Cohen, OptiMiser
Kelly Hedges, ICFI
David Heslam, Cake Systems
Rob Hitchcock, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Dale Hoffmayer, US Department of Energy
Rebecca Hudson, US EPA
Ely Jacobsohn, US Department of Energy
Dispenza Jason, EDGE Energy
Marshall Johnson, Energy Trust of Oregon
Chris Jones, Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance
Lynton Karfor, GreenOhm
Maria Karpman, Karpman Consulting
Bill Keating, NYSERDA
Edmund Kidd, Home Performance Consultant
Charles Kistler, Kina'ole Group, LLC
Steven Klass, Pivitol Energy Solutions
Chris Lane, ICFI
Hannah Laughlin, ICFI
Robin LeBaron, Pearl Nat'l Home Certification
Lily Li, Hancock Software
Debra Little, Home Performance Consultant
Gamaliel Lodge, OptiMiser
Rhonda Lowe, Home Performance Consultant
Tyfannie Mack, UIL Holding Corporation
Bruce Mast, Build it Green
Paul Mathew, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Brad McLean, MyEnergy
Andrea Mercado, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Jarred Metoyer, KEMA
Bryan Mihok, VEIC
Mark Milby, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
Scott Miller, Knauf Insulation
Robin Mitchell, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Ryan Moore, OptiMiser
Casey Murphy, ICFI
Tamas Nemeth, ICFI
Amir Nosrat, ICFI
Kevin Powell, Redhorse Corporation
Andreas Randow, Hancock Software
Dave Roberts, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Joseph Robertson, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Alice Rosenberg, Consortium for Energy Efficiency
Terry Rother, Salt River Project
Raju Sen Sharma, Florida Solar Energy Center
Matt Sharpe, VEIC
Adam Stenftenagel, Snugg Home
Cody Taylor, US Department of Energy
Danny Teng, Build it Green
Greg Thomas, Performance Systems Development
Travis Toepfer, Energy Pioneer Solutions
Shane Vaughn, Energy Trust of Oregon
Liz Visconti, Energy Savvy
Chandler Von Schrader, US Environmental Protection Agency
Kevin Woley, Energy Savvy
Andrew Zeswitz, ICFI


Working Group 6: (BPI-1101-S-2000) Updating of the BPI Building Analyst Standard

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.)


Working Group 7: (BPI-1200-S) Basic Analysis of Buildings

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.


Working Group 8: (BPI-3203-I) Standard for Medium Density Closed Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam Rigid Cellular Plastic – Installation

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


Working Group 9: (BPI-2101-S) Standard Requirements for a Certificate of Completion for Whole-House Energy Efficiency Upgrades

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.

Co-Chair: Co-Chair: Julie Caracino, Home Performance Coalition
Co-Chair: Co-Chair: Laura Stukel, Elevate Energy

Current Membership:
Cynthia Adams, Local Energy Alliance Program-VA
Sandy Adomatis, Adomatis Appraisal Service
Sam Akella, National Home Performance Council
Tenaya Asan, Build it Green
Steve Baden, Residential Energy Services Network
Jean Ballard, Fannie Mae
John Beldock, Association of Energy and Environmental Real Estate Professionals
Amy Beley, ICF International
Danielle Byrnette, U.S. Dept. of Energy
Julie DeSeve , Conservation Services Group
Lisa Diffenback, Conservation Services Group
Bill Dyson, Mortgage Bankers Associate and Citibank
Bill Garber, Appraisal Institute
Joan Glickman, U.S. Dept. of Energy
Cynthia Gunn, U.S. Dept. of Energy
Lauren Hansen, IRES MLS
Butch Hayes, CJ Brown Energy
Andy Healey, Earth Advantage Institute
Andrew Isaacs, Kentucky Housing Corp.
Ely Jacobsohn, U.S. Dept. of Energy
Ben Kaufman, Green Works Realty
Rob Larson, California Regional Multiple Listing Service
Matt Libby, US Green Building Council
Debra Little, Debra Little Appraisals
Kevin Morrow, National Association of Home Builders
Casey Murphy, ICF International
Patrick O'Shei, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Jamie Peters, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
Stephen Ponce-Pore, Bank of Colorado
Kevin Powell, SRA Intl. for U.S. Dept. of Energy
Dave Roberts, NREL- National Renewable Energy Laboratory
John Rosshirt, Stanberry & Associates
John Shipman, Energy Efficiency Management, Inc.
Kristin Short, National Association of Realtors
Greg Slater, BHG Real Estate III
John Stovall, Association of Energy and Environmental Real Estate Professionals
Chandler Von Schrader, US EPA
Taylor Watkins, Watkins and Associates
Malcolm Woolf, Maryland Energy Office


Working Group 10: (BPI-1105-S) Standard Practice for Multifamily Building Energy Auditing

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


BPI Working Group 12: (BPI-1106-S) Standard Practice for Residential Energy Efficient Building Operation

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


BPI Working Group 13: (BPI-7100-S) Standard Classification of Residential Buildings Based on Building Science Principles (aka Residential Building Taxonomy Standard)

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

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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