MALTA, N.Y. — The Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI) has announced that BPI-1100-T-201x: Home Energy Auditing Standard is now available for public comment through Aug. 25, 2014. BPI said the standard was developed in an effort to clarify and standardize what is included in a whole-building, science-based energy audit of existing homes.

BPI-1100-T-201x: Home Energy Auditing Standard provides the requirements for a building science-based evaluation of existing detached single-family dwellings and townhouses that meet specific criteria detailed in the scope of the standard, said the organization. The evaluation will address energy usage and limited aspects of building durability and occupant health and safety, provide a comprehensive scope of work to improve the home, and include a cost-benefit analysis. An assessment performed in accordance with the Home Energy Auditing Standard will gather all necessary data required to develop an asset rating using the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Home Energy Score. This standard has undergone multiple rounds of public review.

BPI-1100-T-201x is currently undergoing American National Standards Institute (ANSI) review, which includes a public comment period as defined under BPI’s standards development process. Comments are being solicited from stakeholders and the general public.

To view the standard, go to BPI’s Standards Under Review page.

To submit comments, visit the Formal Public Comment Process page.

Publication date: 7/21/2014 

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