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BPI Approved for ANSI Accreditation

August 2, 2010
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MALTA, N.Y. - The Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI) was approved by the American National Standards Institute Inc. (ANSI) as an accredited developer of American National Standards. “This is a natural step in BPI’s growth toward becoming the national source for technical standards underpinning the residential energy efficiency retrofit community,” said Larry Zarker, CEO of BPI. “ANSI accreditation is an important formal approval and third-party verification of the fairness, openness, and balance BPI has offered all the stakeholders in residential energy efficiency retrofit work. We look forward to meeting these ANSI obligations with our standards initiatives and to contributing to the overarching ANSI governance programs as a member of the standards community.”

John Manz, chair of BPI’s Standards Technical Committee (STC), said, “BPI’s accreditation by ANSI will strengthen the credentialing process that BPI currently administers. In light of the proposed Home Star legislation and need for national standards, ANSI accreditation will help ensure that consistency is applied throughout the credentialing process and ensure conformance with requirements throughout the industry.”

Manz added, “BPI’s intention is to not only meet, but exceed the expectations of the home performance industry by improving its standards and seeking the highest quality in home performance work.”

ANSI facilitates the development of American National Standards by accrediting the procedures of standards developing organizations. These groups work cooperatively to develop voluntary national consensus standards. Accreditation by ANSI signifies that the procedures used by the standards body in connection with the development of American National Standards meet its essential requirements for openness, balance, consensus, and due process.

ANSI fosters the U.S. standardization system by accrediting the procedures of standard-setting organizations and subsequently approving individual documents as American National Standards.

For more information, visit: www.bpi.org.

Publication date: 08/02/2010

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