MALTA, N.Y. — The Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI) recently introduced the Jon Siemen Memorial Scholarship Program to help industry professionals make a difference in home comfort, health, safety, and energy efficiency.

The Jon Siemen Memorial Scholarship was developed to honor the life, memory, and work of Jon Siemen, technical relations representative, BPI, who passed away in March 2015.

Over the years, Siemen was involved in administering BPI exams, contributing to standards and certification development, performing quality assurance reviews, and answering technical questions presented by contractors, candidates, and proctors.

BPI will award this scholarship to four recipients annually — one recipient for each of the four home energy professional (HEP) certifications. To be eligible for this scholarship, an individual must work with a weatherization program and present documentation that he or she meets the prerequisites for the certification for which the individual has applied.

Recipients of the Jon Siemen Memorial Scholarship will take the written and field exams for the certification designation indicated on the application at no cost. BPI will also help scholarship recipients with training and exam coordination.

To review the instructions and application for the Jon Siemen Memorial Scholarship, visit

Publication date: 10/31/2016

Want more HVAC industry news and information? Join The NEWS on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn today!