BPI develops standards for energy efficiency retrofit work using an open, transparent, consensus-based process built on sound building science. From these standards, we’ve developed professional credentials for individuals, accreditation for contracting companies –including quality assurance programs– that help raise the bar in home performance contracting.
We certify professional workers
We test and certify individuals to verify that they meet the need for a highly trained, skilled home performance workforce. Certification is based on testing protocols set by the American National Standards Institute.
We accredit contracting companies
A commitment to the highest possible standards set these companies apart. BPI backs up a quality brand through independent quality assurance review.
We deliver quality
Our national protocols help reduce program risk and increase accountability for the industry and for homeowners.
We serve test centers
BPI develops rigorous written and field exams based on our nationally recognized standards. Our exams are delivered in all 50 states and several foreign countries through independent test centers.
For many homeowners and tenants, energy bills account for far too much of the monthly budget. These homes often suffer from performance problems ranging from inflated energy consumption to poor thermal comfort to indoor air quality issues. These are problems that product rebate programs, regular contractors or even the best do-it-yourself homeowner cannot solve.
BPI certified professionals are in demand now more than ever before. In fact, many state-run energy efficiency and weatherization assistance programs demand BPI credentials. BPI certified professionals have a key role to play in helping these programs expand.
By building confidence in the capabilities of the home performance workforce, we help to create sustainable, green-collar jobs in local communities – jobs that cannot be exported – while helping to improve the comfort, health, safety, durability and energy efficiency of America’s existing houses.