BPI Publishes Home Energy Auditing Standard
The BPI-1100-T-2012: Home Energy Auditing Standard provides the protocols to conduct a building-science-based evaluation of existing detached single-family dwellings and townhouses that meet specific criteria detailed in the scope of the standard. The evaluation addresses energy usage, elements of building durability, occupant health, and safety; provides a comprehensive scope of work to improve the home; and includes a cost-benefit analysis. BPI-1100-T-2012 also includes updated mechanical ventilation requirements by referencing ASHRAE standard 62.2-2010: Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low Rise Residential Buildings. BPI is proceeding to have BPI-1100-T-2012 published by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard, and will open a public comment period for this ANSI process in the near future. The Home Energy Auditing Standard was developed by a working group created by BPI’s Standards Technical Committee (STC) and is comprised of subject matter experts representing the home performance industry and a variety of interest categories and geographical locations. This standard has received wide interest and has undergone multiple rounds of public review. For more information on BPI standards, visit www.bpi.org/standards.aspx.
Publication date: 8/20/2012