The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has developed a new rule to protect workers in confined spaces, including residential attics and crawl spaces, that will impact the work of home performance contractors, notes the Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI).
Standard Specifies a Process for the Calculation of Standardized Predicted Energy Savings
May 22, 2015
The Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI) has announced that ANSI/BPI-2400-S-2012: Standard Practice for the Standardized Qualification of Whole-House Energy Savings Predictions by Calibration to Energy Use History, also called the "Delta Standard," has been updated and the revised portions are now available for public comment.
Honored for His Efforts as a Technology Expert and Energy Efficiency Ambassador
May 14, 2015
The Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI) honored Peter Troast of Energy Circle with its 2015 Tony Woods Award for Excellence in Advancing the Home Performance Industry, at the Affordable Comfort Inc. (ACI) National Home Performance Conference in New Orleans.
Organization Also Seeks Building Performance Industry Hall of Fame Nominees
March 31, 2015
The Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI) is seeking nominations for its 2015 Tony Woods Award for Excellence in Advancing the Home Performance Industry. The award recognizes the individual who has most advanced the home performance industry over the past year.
Site Helps Consumers Better Understand the Benefits of Home Performance Upgrades
March 30, 2015
The Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI) has introduced www.bpi.org for consumers, a new interactive website designed to educate homeowners on the value of home performance energy upgrades and the quality of contractors who have earned the BPI GoldStar credential.
BSP Helps Home Assessors Understand How the House Works as a System
March 18, 2015
The Building Performance Institute’s (BPI’s) Building Science Principles (BSP) Certificate of Knowledge has been approved by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as a minimum qualifying credential for candidates to take the Home Energy Score Assessor exam.
BPI Energy Auditor Training Now Available for Eligible Individuals
March 10, 2015
Priority Energy, a Chicago energy solutions and training company, has partnered with Albany Park Community Center (APCC) to provide free energy auditor training to unemployed or under-employed Cook County residents. Qualified individuals include anyone with HVAC and construction backgrounds.
Learning Lab Program Covers a Wide Variety of Topics
February 27, 2015
ACCA announced it will be offering continuing education units (CEUs) for Building Performance Institute (BPI) and North American Technician Excellence (NATE) credit, and HVAC CEUs for the states of Alabama and Ohio, during its ACCA 2015 conference.
The BSP Certificate Verifies a Basic Knowledge of Building Science
February 5, 2015
The Building Performance Institute Inc.(BPI) has announced that Spanish versions of the Building Science Principles (BSP) Certificate of Knowledge exam and companion reference guide are now available for purchase through a new section of BPI’s website, www.bpi.org/espanol.