When program administrators require BPI credentials for their contractor development program, they're demanding consistent, verifiable results that show the work was done right – the first time.
Individuals that have been 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 and utility bills by as much as 20 percent or more.
Starting with a comprehensive whole home assessment, these professionals locate and diagnose problems and prescribe solutions that not only improve energy efficiency, but also protect homeowner comfort, health and safety – including carbon monoxide, indoor air quality and mold prevention. A second whole-home assessment at the end of the job proves the work was done right and incentive dollars were spent on real solutions.
The Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program from the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency recognizes the value of BPI. In fact, BPI or equivalent standards are referenced in the sponsor guidelines of this successful national home energy efficiency program.
BPI credentials are required by more than 120 programs across the US, including the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, Energy Trust of Oregon and Austin Energy.