The Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI) is seeking nominations for the 2017 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 and who has demonstrated dedication to and activism in the home performance industry. The award will be presented at the HPC National Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, which runs from March 19-22, 2017.

Criteria for selection (one or more of the following) — over the past year, the candidate has: demonstrated success in professionalizing the home performance industry, advanced knowledge of building science principles, promoted public policies that achieve energy efficiency and non-energy benefits of home performance for consumers, and/or advanced the principles of quality management systems (QMS) within the home performance industry.

Nominations for the Tony Woods Award can be made at: BPI Tony Woods Award for Excellence. The nomination deadline is 5:00 p.m. EST, Friday, Feb. 10.

BPI is also announcing a new round of selections to the Building Performance Industry Hall of Fame. We are seeking lifetime achievement nominations for individuals who have, over the course of their career, made significant and lasting contributions to the building performance industry.

Nominations for the Building Performance Industry Hall of Fame can be made at: BPI Hall of Fame. The nomination deadline is 5:00 p.m. EST, Friday, Feb. 10.

Please complete one or both forms and give as much detail as possible as to why your nominee meets the criteria mentioned above. Remember to click the 'Submit' button when you have completed the form. You will receive an email with your nomination form for your records.

The following individuals have been recognized since 2006 for their outstanding contributions to the home performance industry:

Tony Woods Award Recipients: Ruth Ann Norton, Peter Troast, Stephen L. Cowell, John Tooley, Dave Robinson, Tamasin Sterner, Peter Welch, Laverne Dalgleish, Dick Kornbluth, Matt Golden, and Michael Lotesto.       

Hall of Fame Honorees: Rick Karg, Bruce Manclark, Ed Minch, Gary Nelson, Rob deKieffer, Bill Spohn, Leticia Colon de Mejias, Jim Gushinan, John Proctor, Brad Oberg, Joe Kuonen, Michael Blasnik, Rick Chitwood, Rick Gerardi, Jim Fitzgerald, David Hepinstall, John Tooley, Linda Wiggington, Helen Perrine, Don Fugler, Greg Thomas, Stephen L. Cowell, Courtney Moriarta, Hap Haven, John Krigger, Charles Segerstrom, Dennis Creech, and Larry Palmiter. 

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Publication date: 2/8/2017

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