Now open for public comment through June 8, 2023

Saratoga Springs, NY - The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) is pleased to announce that BPI’s Guiding Principles for Conducting Electrification Audits in 1-4 Family Dwellings is now available for public comment for a period of 45 days.

These Guiding Principles outline the procedures for conducting an Electrification Energy Audit on 1 – 4 family dwellings while using readily available remote or virtual resources and consumer engagement to focus on energy efficiency opportunities as a means of load/demand reduction as well as reduced energy consumption and to ready the structure for heat pump installation.

The optional audit will include limited aspects of building durability and occupant health and safety, and alternative energy sources, as a goal to provide a comprehensive report with a list of prioritized recommendations to reduce fossil-fuel usage for the dwelling.

BPI’s Single Family Standards Technical Committee (STC) has approved the addition of the Guiding Principles as an informative annex to ANSI/BPI-1200-S-2017 Standard Practice for Basic Analysis of Buildings, pending public comment and any subsequent revisions resulting from this review period.

The STC is currently addressing the update of ANSI/BPI-1200-S-2017 Standard Practice for Basic Analysis of Buildings and expects to have a public comment draft of that standard by early Fall. This standard practice defines the minimum criteria and specific procedures for conducting building science-based residential energy audits and related diagnostic tests. 

Comments on the Guiding Principles for Conducting Electrification Audits in 1-4 Family Dwellings are being solicited from stakeholders and the general public through June 8, 2023. To view the guidelines and provide feedback, visit Standards Under Review and follow the instructions for submitting comments.

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