(Malta, NY) May 12, 2017 - The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) is pleased to announce that a substantive revision to ANSI/BPI-1200-S-2015: Standard for Basic Analysis of Buildings is now available for public comment for a period of 30 days.

The Standard Practice for Basic Analysis of Buildings defines the minimum criteria and specific procedures for building science-based residential energy audits and related diagnostic tests. The energy audit and related tests address energy usage, and limited aspects of building durability and occupant health and safety. The energy audit provides a comprehensive report with a list of prioritized recommendations to improve the home, and includes a cost-benefit analysis.

The revision to the standard concerns equipment requirements, and proposes to change the minimum required accuracy for manometers to align with the specifications in ANSI/RESNET/ICC 380-2016. ANSI/BPI-1200 currently requires an accuracy of +/- 1% of pressure reading or +/-.15Pa, whichever is greater. The proposed revision would allow an accuracy of +/- 1% of pressure reading or +/-.25Pa, whichever is greater.

Comments on this revision are being solicited from stakeholders and the general public through June 11, 2017. Comments are limited to the substantive change only, indicated in tracked changes mode in the draft standard. To view the standard in full, visit: Standards Under Review. To submit comments, please contact standards@bpi.org.