MALTA, N.Y. - The Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI) announced the release of its 2010 End of Year Report detailing the growth of the home performance credentialing and standards setting organization. The report provides data and illustrated charts on the milestones reached in 2010. These include:

• BPI Certified Professionals are now located in all 50 states and five foreign countries, with Western states seeing the most aggressive growth of over 400 percent in 2010.

• The number of contracting companies earning BPI Accredited Contractor status doubled for the second year in a row.

• Intense demand for training increased BPI’s nationwide network of affiliate training organizations 78 percent to 242 training organizations.

• Over 100 utility, state, and local incentive programs now call for BPI credentials.

• BPI earned accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a developer of American National Standards for the residential energy efficiency retrofit community.

• Revenues jumped 78 percent in 2010 to approximately $4.7 million after experiencing a 98 percent growth in 2009.

• BPI completed the development of a $500,000 IT infrastructure to handle the processing of exams and the servicing of thousands of newly credentialed professionals and accredited contracting companies.

• BPI donated the results of a $50,000 project - to convene industry experts and develop a set of Standard Work Specifications - to a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 2010 initiative that included developing federal Workforce Guidelines for Home Energy Upgrades.

• Staff expanded from 23 to 37 employees in three locations over the past year: Malta, N.Y., Washington, D.C., and San Francisco.

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Publication date:02/21/2011