America’s Existing Housing Needs Help
Many of the 130 million homes in this country were constructed before energy and building codes were established. These homes often suffer from performance problems ranging from energy consumption to poor thermal comfort to indoor air quality issues.
In response to these issues, the Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) was founded in 1993. BPI has become the nation's premier standards development and credentialing organization for residential energy auditing and upgrade work. BPI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Vision: BPI is the cornerstone for the residential building performance industry, making all homes energy efficient, comfortable, safe and durable.
Mission: To provide the benefits of home performance to the nation’s homeowners through best practice standards, credentials and quality assurance services for the home performance and weatherization industry.
In 2012, BPI received its first accreditation by the American National Standards Institute, Inc. (ANSI). ANSI is a developer of American National Standards and as a certifying body for personnel credentials. BPI develops the technical standards for home energy audits and for energy efficiency, health, and safety improvements. From these standards, BPI develops rigorous written and field exams resulting in one of BPI’s professional certifications. BPI understands the importance of impartiality in carrying out its certification activities, manages conflict of interest, and ensures the objectivity of its certification activities.
BPI has over 20 years of experience helping agencies and program sponsors build, deploy, and expand successful energy efficiency retrofit and weatherization assistance programs. We are helping build an industry and create a workforce through professional certification, company credentials, home energy rating systems, and quality assurance services. To help fix America’s existing housing stock, BPI offers:
Professional certifications for home and multifamily contractors
3 programs (BPI GoldStar Contractor, Rating Program and BPI Product Listing)
- 1 certificate (Building Science Principles)
BPI Awards and Scholarships
Each year, BPI presents the Tony Woods Award for Excellence in Advancing the Home Performance Industry during that calendar year and inducts members into the Building Performance Industry Hall of Fame for a lifetime of service at the Home Performance Coalition's National Conference.
Year-round, BPI also accepts applications for its Jon Siemen Memorial Scholarship, which is granted to four individuals and covers the cost of both online and field exams.
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