MALTA, N.Y. — The Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI) has announced that BPI-1200-S-201x: Standard for Basic Analysis of Buildings is now available for public comment. BPI-1200-S-201x was developed in conjunction with BPI-1100-T-201x: Home Energy Auditing Standard in an effort to standardize and clarify how to conduct a whole-building, science-based energy audit of existing homes. The standard is open for comment through Dec. 15, 2014.

BPI-1100-T-201x: Home Energy Auditing Standard defines the basic elements in a building science-based evaluation of existing detached single-family dwellings and townhouses. BPI-1200-S-201x: Standard for Basic Analysis of Buildings parallels BPI-1100-T-201x and provides the specific procedures needed to meet the requirements in the Home Energy Auditing Standard. The building analysis addresses energy usage and limited aspects of building durability and occupant health and safety, provides a comprehensive scope of work to improve the home, and includes a cost-benefit analysis. Although this standard is primarily focused on energy conservation measures and criteria, it does extend beyond these measures to address the building as a whole.

The Standard for Basic Analysis of Buildings was developed by a working group created by BPI’s Standards Technical Committee (STC) and comprised of subject matter experts representing a wide variety of interest categories and geographical locations.

BPI-1200-S-201x is currently undergoing its second round of 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, visit BPI’s Standards Under Review web page.

To submit comments, visit BPI’s Formal Public Comment Process web page.

Publication date: 11/10/2014

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